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Tanzania’s Suluhu Hassan nominates Finance Minister as VP

President Samia Suluhu Hassan of Tanzania has nominated Finance Minister Philip Isdor Mpango to be vice-president.

Speaker of the Tanzanian parliament Job Ndugai made the announcement on Tuesday in the capital, Dodoma, ahead of the approval vote.

Following his nomination, the country’s lawmakers will vote for confirmation on Tuesday.

Hassan ascended to the presidency after the sudden death of John Pombe Magufuli earlier this month.

Mpango was among two ministers who were re-appointed by former President Magufuli as he started his second term.

Magufuli, the fifth president of Tanzania from 2015, died at the age of 61 on March 17 2021 due to heart-related conditions.

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