Tanganyikan presidential election, 1962

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Presidential elections were held in Tanganyika in 1962. They were the first elections following independence the previous year and the decision to form a republic. Julius Nyerere, leader of the ruling Tanganyika African National Union and incument Prime Minister won easily, claiming 99.2% of the votes.[1][2] A month later, the country was proclaimed a one-party state with TANU as the sole legal party. No further multi-party elections were held until 1995.

Results[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Julius Nyerere Tanganyika African National Union 1,127,987 99.2
Zuberi Mtemvu African National Congress 21,276 0.8
Total 1,149,254 100
Source: Nohlen et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elections in Tanzania African Elections Database
  2. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p883 ISBN 0-19-829645-2