Ali Mohamed Shein Biography - Political Career, Honors, Awards and More

Ali Mohamed Shein Biography – Political Career, Honors, Awards and More

Ali Mohamed Shein was born on March 13, 1948, and served as the seventh Zanzibar President between 2010 and 2010. Initially, he served as Tanzania’s vice president. Ali Mohamed Shein is a member of Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), the ruling party, and is initially from Pemba Island. He is professionally a medical doctor.

Ali Mohamed Shein Career in Politics

Road sign in Unguja Island showing distance to Mkanyageni
Road sign in Unguja Island showing distance to Mkanyageni

On October 29, 1995, Ali Mohamed Shein was appointed to the House of Representatives by the Zanzibar President. On November 12, 1995, he was named as the Deputy Health Minister. He served in the House of Representatives in Zanzibar’s Mkanyageni Constituency from November 6 2000 to November 22, 2000, when he was named Minister of State, President’s Office, Good Governance, and Constitution, and Tanzania’s Vice in 2001 July.

Ali Mohamed Shein was picked as a presidential candidate for CCM, the ruling party in Zanzibar, on July 9, 2010. Shein received 117 votes, whereas Vuai Nahodha and Bilali received 33 and 54 votes, respectively, to become Zanzibar’s new president as well as the only president from Pemba Island on October 31, 2010, with 50.1 percent of the vote.

Awards and Honors Received by Ali Mohamed Shein

Honorary Degrees

Seventh Zanzibar President – (November 3 2010 to November 3 2020)

Vice Presidents Sharif Seif Hamad (1st), Seif Iddi Ali (1st)
Successor Hussein Mwinyi
Preceded by Abeid Amani Karume

Tanzania’s Eighth Vice President (July 13, 2001 to November 3, 2010)

Successor Mohamed Bilal Gharib
Preceded by Ali Omar Juma

Ali Mohamed Shein Personal Details

Born March 13, 1948 (73yrs old) Chokocho, Pemba Island, Zanzibar
Political outfit CCM
Nationality Tanzania
Spouse Mwanamwema Shein
Education Lumumba high school
Residence Formerly State House of Zanzibar
Alma mater Newcastle University Medical College (PhD)

 

Odessa State University (MSc)

Website www.ikuluzanzibar.go.tz

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