Tanzania Presidential Election 2015
Tanzania, a beautiful and peaceful country located on the eastern part of Africa has gone through it’s 5th national presidential election on the 25th October 2015. The presidential results came out on 29th October 2015 where Dr. John Pombe Magufuli a presidential candidate from CCM political party won the presidential seat by majority votes against his opponents. The victory of Dr. Magufuli has revolutionised the political view in Tanzania. For the first time in Tanzanian history we have a female vice president, Dr. Samia Saluhu.
The inauguration took place on 5th November 2015 at the national stadium in Dar es salaam. Even though this year’s presidential campaign and election process was the most intense in the history of our nation, it has also brought about a sense of unity, courage, hope and perseverance.
Since the swearing in of the new president, major transformations have been seen in crucial areas of the nation. Among the changes implemented by the new president include but not limited to government budget cuts, renovating national hospitals, and reduction of government ministerial departments. President Magufuli became a trend in social media such as twitter and instagram with hashtag #whatwouldmagufulido prompting other government officials to follow in his footsteps for a much needed change.