DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) _ President Ali Hassan Mwinyi swore in 23 ministers today, hours after taking office for a second five-year term.
Presidential and parliamentary elections were held in the East African country last month.
Foreign diplomats and local politicians described the new Cabinet as being dominated by supporters of Mwinyi’s policies of economic reform.
Since taking over the presidency in 1985, Mwinyi has steered Tanzania away from the policy of central economic control pursued by Julius Nyerere, Tanzania’s only other president.
Mwinyi added six newcomers to 17 politicians who held similar posts in the previous Cabinet. He also appointed John Malecela, who had been Tanzania’s ambassador to Britain, as the new prime minister.
President Salim Amour of the semi-independent Zanzibar island also joined the 26-member Cabinet.
Tanzania gained independence from Britain in 1961.