Edward Lowassa

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Edward Ngoyai Lowassa (born August 26, 1953) is a Tanzanian politician who was Prime Minister of Tanzania from 2005 to 2008, serving under President Jakaya Kikwete. Lowassa has gone into record as the first Prime Minister to have been forced to resign by a fraud scandal in the history of Tanzania. Following his resignation President Kikwete was obliged to dissolve his cabinet as required by the Constitution and with minimum delay, constituted a new one under a new Prime Minister, Mizengo Pinda.After the ruling CCM failed to select him as its candidate for the October 2015 presidential election, he left the party and stood instead as an opposition candidate. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Lowassa has received more than 232,173 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Edward Lowassa is the 14,953rd most popular politician (down from 13,538th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Tanzania (down from 16th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Tanzanian Politician.

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Among politicians, Edward Lowassa ranks 14,953 out of 15,710Before him are Lawton Chiles, Norbert Hauata, William P. Fessenden, Fernando de Araújo, Børge Brende, and Kalzeubet Pahimi Deubet. After him are Ella Grasso, José Manuel Soria, Ben Nelson, Mahamat Kamoun, Marianna Madia, and Graham Watson.

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Among people born in 1953, Edward Lowassa ranks 497Before him are Helmut Roleder, Carl Hiaasen, Alistair Darling, Yoshiharu Horii, Lincoln Chafee, and Brian Duffy. After him are Charlie Wilson, Stan Bush, Walter Jon Williams, Michael A. Baker, James Guthrie, and David Kennedy.

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In Tanzania

Among people born in Tanzania, Edward Lowassa ranks 18 out of 23Before him are Laurean Rugambwa (1912), Polycarp Pengo (1944), Marin Hinkle (1966), Asha-Rose Migiro (1956), Filbert Bayi (1953), and Anna Tibaijuka (1950). After him are Rachel Luttrell (1971), Alan Johnston (1962), Hasheem Thabeet (1987), Vicky Ntetema (1959), and Mbwana Samatta (1992).

Among POLITICIANS In Tanzania

Among politicians born in Tanzania, Edward Lowassa ranks 13Before him are Jakaya Kikwete (1951), Jamshid bin Abdullah of Zanzibar (1929), Majid bin Said of Zanzibar (1834), Mizengo Pinda (1948), Asha-Rose Migiro (1956), and Anna Tibaijuka (1950).

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