Elected on Tuesday 01 February in Dodoma, the capital of Tanzania, she received 376 votes from the MPs who attended the election. She becomes the second woman in Tanzania to hold this position after Anne Makinda, who held it from 2010 to 2015.
Tulia Ackson Mwansasu, who defeated eight of her fellow candidates, was deputy speaker of the National Assembly under the chairmanship of Job Ndugai who resigned on 6 January 2022 and whom she replaces. She is a member of the Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM), the ruling party in Tanzania since independence.
Tulia Ackson, 45, is a . . .
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