Article from Barry Shlacther of the Associated Press (AP) analysing what to expect after President Julius Nyerere steps down as President after the elections that were expected to be held in October. Among the names mentioned by party sources in the article are Dr. Salim (Prime Minister); Ali Hassan Mwinyi (Vice President); and Rashidi Kawawa (CCM Secretary General).
"Salim is considered the front-runner because he is viewed as the personal choice of Nyerere, who is likely to have a strong say on his successor they added. Nyerere has made clear he wants a new generation leaders to follow him, a description that better fits the 43-year old Salim than Mwinyi or Kawawa, both more than a decade older."
"But Salim's elevation is far from a certainty, one Western analyst asserted. A lot of people are assuming that Salim is the choice as successor," he said. The party is not all that comfortable with him and Nyerere would not act against the party's wishes."