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Party for Democracy and Progress
|Founded||28 May 1992|
|International affiliation||International Democrat Union (associate)|
|Politics of Tanzania
Chadema is a conservative political party in Tanzania that is shaping its profile into that of the government-in-waiting, on the verge of dislodging Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) from power. It campaigns largely on an anti-corruption platform. The name is short for Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo, Swahili for Party for Democracy and Progress.
In 2000 election, Chadema's presidential candidate, Freeman Mbowe, finished third out of ten candidates, with 5.88% of the vote. The party won five seats in National Assembly elections held on the same day.75 Councillors and three district councils : kigoma,karatu and Tarime.
In the 2005 elections Chadema further increased its share in the national assembly as it continued becoming more popular and popular especially among the youths and managed to get eleven members of parliament 103 Councillors and retained the district councils of Kigoma,Tarime and Karatu.In the 2010 general elections, Chadema substantially increased its share of the national vote. Dr. Willibrord Slaa, currently Secretary General of the party, gained 27.1% of the vote in the presidential election, a substantial increase on the 5.88% of the vote gained by the Chadema candidate in the 2005 election. The party also won 48 seats making it the second-largest party in the National Assembly for the first time and a further 467 Councillors and 7 Districts councils most of the seats won by Chadema geographically are constituencies found in major towns and urban areas of Tanzania.Ubungo and Kawe in the city of Dar es salaam Ilemela and Nyamagana constituencies in the second largest city in Tanzania,Mwanza, arusha urban and Arumeru constituencies in the city of Arusha.Mbeya Urban,Iringa urban,Mpanda urban are all major towns in the country this shows that mot of the people in the cities and elites are getting tired of the regime of CCM the rulling party and are supporting CHADEMA if this trends keep up we expect a rather challenging election in the 2015 Elections in Tanzania
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