Samia Suluhu sworn in as Tanzania’s first female president.

After the sudden death of Tanzania’s president John Magufuli, his vice president Samia Suluhu Hassan has been sworn in as Tanzania’s sixth president. The 61 year old Suluhu becomes the first female president of Tanzania. The inauguration was witnessed by members of the Cabinet and Tanzania’s former presidents Ali Hassan Mwinyi, Jakaya Kikwete and Abeid Karume. Under the constitution, Hassan will serve the remainder of Magufuli’s second five-year term until 2025. She must consult the party about appointing a new vice president.Hassan’s inauguration comes two days after she announced the death of President John Magufuli, who had not been seen in public for more than two weeks. In her first public address, she announced 21 days of mourning for Magufuli and public holidays on March 22 and on his burial day which will be on March 25.

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