Tanzanian general election, 2005

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Tanzania held presidential and parliamentary elections on 14 December 2005. Originally scheduled for 30 October, the elections were postponed due to the death of a vice-presidential candidate. These polls were the third since the country returned to multiparty rule in 1992. They were also significant in that the incumbent President Benjamin Mkapa, who has served two consecutive terms, stepped down in accordance with the constitution. Elections for the Presidency of Zanzibar and its House of Representatives took place on 30 October, as scheduled.

Presidential candidates[edit]

Union[edit]

Zanzibar[edit]

Election results[edit]

Union President[edit]

e • d Summary of the 14 December 2005 Tanzanian presidential election results
Candidates Nominating parties Votes %
Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete Chama Cha Mapinduzi (Revolutionary Party) 9,123,952 80.28
Ibrahim Lipumba Civic United Front (Chama Cha Wananchi) 1,327,125 11.68
Freeman Mbowe Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Party for Democracy and Progress) 668,756 5.88
Augustine Mrema Tanzania Labour Party 84,901 0.75
Sengondo Mvungi National Convention for Construction and Reform-Mageuzi 55,819 0.49
Christopher Mtikila Democratic Party 31,083 0.27
Emmanuel Makaidi National League for Democracy 21,574 0.19
Anna Senkoro Progressive Party of Tanzania-Maendeleo 18,783 0.17
Leonard Shayo Demokrasia Makini 17,070 0.15
Paul Henry Kyara Sauti ya Umma 16,414 0.14
Total Votes 11,365,477 100.00
Voter Turnout 72.4%

Union Parliament[edit]

e • d Summary of the 14 December 2005 National Assembly of Tanzania election results
Parties Votes % Direct
seats
Additional
Women
seats
Total
seats
Chama Cha Mapinduzi (Revolutionary Party) 7,579,897 70.0 206 58 264
Civic United Front (Chama Cha Wananchi) 1,551,243 14.3 19 11 30
Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Party for Democracy and Progress) 888,133 8.2 5 6 11
Tanzania Labour Party 297,230 2.7 1 1
National Convention for Construction and Reform–Mageuzi 239,452 2.2
United Democratic Party 155,887 1.4 1 1
Others 117,671 1.2
Members nominated by the Union president 10
Representatives of the Zanzibar House of Representatives 5
Ex officio members 2
Total (turnout 72%) 10,829,513 100.0 232 75 324

Zanzibar President[edit]

Candidate Party Number of Votes  % of Votes
Amani Abeid Karume Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) 239,832 53.18%
Seif Shariff Hamad Civic United Front (CUF) 207,773 46.07%
Haji Mussa Kitole Jahazi Asilia 2,110 0.48%
Abdallah Ali Abdallah Democratic Party (DP) 509 0.11%
Simai Abdulrahman Abdallah National Reconstruction Alliance (NRA) 449 0.10%
Mariam Omar Sauti ya Umma (SAU) 335 0.07%
Total Votes 451,008
Voter Turnout 90.8%

Zanzibar House of Representatives[edit]

Party Number of Seats (50)
Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) 30
Civic United Front (CUF) 19
Invalidated 01

Note: A re-run of the invalidated election took place on 14 December 2005.

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