Elections in Tanzania

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Elections in Tanzania gives information on election and election results in Tanzania.

Tanzania elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The president is elected for a five-year term by the people. The National Assembly or Bunge has 323 members, 232 members elected for a five-year term in single-seat constituencies, 75 seats are allocated to women who are elected by the political parties that are represented in the National Assembly, 5 seats are allocated to members of the Zanzibar House of Representatives, 1 seat is reserved for the Attorney-General and up to 10 seats are given to members appointed by the President.[1]

Tanzania is a one party dominant state with the Chama Cha Mapinduzi in power. Opposition parties are allowed, but are widely considered to have no real chance of gaining power.

Last elections[edit]

e • d Summary of the 31 October 2010 National Assembly of Tanzania election results
Parties Direct
Chama Cha Mapinduzi (Revolutionary Party) 186 72 258
Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Party for Democracy and Progress) 23 21 44
Civic United Front (Chama Cha Wananchi) 24 10 34
Tanzania Labour Party 1 1
National Convention for Construction and Reform – Mageuzi 4 4
United Democratic Party 1 1
Unknown 2 8 10
Total 239 104 343
Source: parliament.go.tz


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