Tanzania’s ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM)’s special General Congress is scheduled to take place in Dodoma on April 30, 2021.
According to the party, members of the congress will meet at the Jakaya Kikwete Convention Centre in Dodoma.
No agenda has been disclosed, however, the Party’s national chairperson post is still vacant following the death of Dr. John Magufuli as President Samia Suhulu Hassan is set to fill up this vaccum.
After the death of John Magufuli, the Central Committee discussed how to fill the position of the chairperson and unanimously agreed that Samia Suluhu Hassan will be the sole candidate for the position of chairperson.
Under Tanzania’s constitution, President Hassan will consult the ruling CCM party over the appointing of a new vice president.
According to Nic Cheeseman, professor of democracy at the University of Birmingham, ” Having dominated the political scene since Magufuli’s election, he leaves something of a political vacuum,” Cheeseman said.
“This will trigger fresh uncertainty and all eyes will be on internal CCM politics to see what deals have been struck in the ruling party about the balance of power after the transition,” Cheeseman said.