General elections were held in Tanzania on 31 October 2010. The presidential elections were won by the incumbent President Jakaya Kikwete of the Chama Cha Mapinduzi party (CCM), who received 63% of the vote. The parliamentary elections resulted in a victory for the CCM, which won 186 of the 239 elected seats.
In the elections in semi-autonomous Zanzibar, Ali Mohamed Shein of the CCM won the presidential election, whilst the CCM also won the most seats in the House of Representatives.
For the 2010 elections, the National Assembly had 317 members, of which 239 (up from 232) were elected by plurality voting in single-member constituencies, 102 were reserved for women, five elected by the House of Representatives of Zanzibar and up to seven appointed by the president. The Attorney General is also a member of the Assembly.
The Zanzibar House of Representatives had 50 elected members, ten appointed by the President, and 15 seats for women. The women's seats were assigned to parties which won seats in the House, and distributed in proportion to the number of seats held by each party. The House also had six ex officio members, the Attorney General and five Regional Commissioners.