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Vice president to attend inauguration in Tanzania

Written by  Gladys Kamakanda

Lilongwe, November 4, 2015: The country’s Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima will on Wednesday leave the country for Tanzania where he is expected to attend the inauguration ceremony of that country’s President-elect John Magufuli.

According to a press statement made available to Malawi News Agency (Mana) by Office of the Vice President through Press Officer Pilirani Phiri, Dr. Chilima has been delegated by President Professor Peter Mutharika to attend the swearing in ceremony which will take place at Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Thursday, 5 November, 2015.

“The Vice President returns home the same day after the inauguration through the Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe,” reads part of the statement.

The Tanzanian general election of 2015 was the 5th election to be held since the restoration of multi-party system in 1992. Voters elected President, Members of parliament and local government councilors.

Magufuli takes over from President Jakaya Kikwete who has ruled the country for ten years under the country’s dominant ruling party, the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM)

Magufuli was one of the cabinet ministers during Kikwete’s time and he was presidential candidate for the CCM party.

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