Tanzania: Ruling Party Scored Landslide Victories in Boycotted Local Government Election

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The polls on Sunday was for 16,000 seats for street and village leaders in positions that are highly influential in Tanzanian life.

Women listen to a radio election broadcast in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Photography: UNDP.

Election results released on Monday, indicated that President John Magufuli’s ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party had landslide victories in almost all of the more than 330,000 local leadership positions in Tanzania, Aljazeera noted.

Chadema, the main opposition party, said earlier this month it would not be taking part because its candidates were too afraid or had been disqualified by stringent rules. Several other smaller parties also joined the boycott.

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