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Ali Hassan Mwinyi


Ali Hassan Mwinyi (born May 8, 1925, Kivure, Coast Region, Tanzania) was the president of the United Republic of Tanzania from 1985 to 1995.

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Created: 31st Jul 2008
Modified: 31st Jul 2008
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Previous posts include Interior Minister and Vice President. Ali also was chairman of the ruling party, the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) from 1990 to 1996. During Mwinyi's terms Tanzania took the first steps to reverse the socialist policies of Julius Nyerere. He relaxed import restrictions and encouraged private enterprise. It was during his second term that multi-party politics were introduced under pressure from foreign donors. Often referred as Mzee Rukhsa ("Everything goes"), Mwinyi regime was characterized by high degree of corruption and wide-spread tax evasion that flourished during his term. Many argue that during Mwinyi's tenure the country did not have a proper and disciplined monetary policy. During that time inflation was rampant due to an oversupply of cash in the economy. However, it is during Mwinyi's administration that Tanzania made some of the crucial decisions towards the liberalisation of its economy and paved way for the economic growth and development that followed during the successive governments. In retirement, Mwinyi has stayed out of the limelight and continues to live in Dar es Salaam.
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Ali Hassan Mwinyi
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Date of Birth: May/8/1925
Gender: male
Place of Origin: Tanzania

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