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Tanzania Goes to Polls Under Watchful Eye of Commonwealth

Tanzania will hold a general election on 31st October 2010 under the watchful eye of a Commonwealth Observer Group. The Rt Hon Paul East QC will chair the group. On his arrival in Tanzania he said:

“These elections are important for the people of Tanzania, as they elect their representatives, and it is therefore imperative that the electoral process is transparent, fair and credible…

…We will deal in solutions, not criticisms, with the intent to help further strengthen the democratic process in the country.”

Parties competing for seats in the election include:

  • Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo CHADEMA (Party of Democracy and Development) led by Bob Makani;
  • Chama Cha Mapinduzi CCM (Revolutionary Party) led by incumbent President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete;
  • Civic United Front CUF led by Ibrahim Lipumba;
  • Democratic Party led by Christopher Mtikla;
  • Tanzania Labor Party TLP led by Augustine Lyatonga Mreme;
  • United Democratic Party UDP John Cheyo

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