Dar es Salaam. President Samia Suluhu Hassan said on Wednesday that Tanzania will have for the first time the opportunity to vote for a female head of state in the 2025 general elections.

She said that her presidency was outside of God’s will and constitutional requirements.

The head of state spoke during the commemoration of the International Day of Democracy at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Center in Dar es Salaam.
Samia was sworn in as the first female president of Tanzania on March 19, following the sudden death of President John Magufuli.

Under the Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania, if the President dies, resigns, or is removed from office, the Vice President becomes President for the remainder of the term.

She did not say if she will become that ‘president’.

Samia said that in 2025 women will run for president and one of them will be elected as head of state.

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