Tanzanian general election, 2010

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General elections were held in Tanzania on 31 October 2010.[1] 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.

Electoral system[edit]

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.[2] The Attorney General is also a member of the Assembly.[2]

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.[3] The House also had six ex officio members, the Attorney General and five Regional Commissioners.

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete Chama Cha Mapinduzi 5,276,827 62.8
Willibrod Peter Slaa Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo 2,271,491 27.0
Ibrahim Haruna Lipumba Civic United Front 695,667 8.3
Peter Mziray Kuga Progressive Party of Tanzania – Maendeleo 96,932 1.2
Hashim Spunda Rungwe National Convention for Construction and Reform – Mageuzi 26,388 0.3
Muttamwega Bhatt Mgaywa Tanzania Labour Party 17,482 0.2
Yahmi Nassoro Dovutwa United People's Democratic Party 13,176 0.2
Invalid/blank votes 227,889
Total (excluding invalid/blank votes) 8,397,963 100
Registered voters/turnout 20,137,303 42.8
Sources: African Elections Database Tanzania in Figures 2012, National Bureau of Statistics, United Republic of Tanzania

National Assembly[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Elected Women Appointed Total +/–
Chama Cha Mapinduzi 4,641,830 60.20 186 67 6 259 –5
Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo 1,839,569 23.86 23 25 0 48 +37
Civic United Front 818,122 10.61 24 10 2 36 +6
National Convention for Construction and Reform – Mageuzi 193,738 2.51 4 0 0 4 +4
United Democratic Party 113,148 1.47 1 0 0 1 0
Tanzania Labour Party 51,003 0.66 1 0 0 1 0
National League for Democracy 14,511 0.19 0 0 0 0 0
Democratic Party 6,412 0.08 0 0 0 0 0
Progressive Party of Tanzania – Maendeleo 5,727 0.07 0 0 0 0 0
United People's Democratic Party 4,781 0.06 0 0 0 0 New
Association of Farmers Party 4,442 0.06 0 0 0 0 New
Jahazi Asilia 3,972 0.05 0 0 0 0 New
Sauti ya Umma 3,712 0.05 0 0 0 0 0
Chama cha Haki na Usitawi 2,483 0.03 0 0 0 0 New
Demokrasia Makini 2,376 0.03 0 0 0 0 0
Tanzania Democratic Alliance 2,146 0.03 0 0 0 0 New
National Reconstruction Alliance 1,375 0.03 0 0 0 0 New
Union for Multiparty Democracy 1,102 0.01 0 0 0 0 New
Attorney-General 1 1 0
Invalid/blank votes 285,476
Total 7,995,925 100 239 102 7 350 +26
Registered voters/turnout 20,137,303 39.71
National Electoral Commission, IPU

Zanzibar[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Ali Mohamed Shein Chama Cha Mapinduzi 179,809 50.11
Seif Sharif Hamad Civic United Front 176,338 49.14
Kassim Bakari Ali Jahazi Asilia 803 0.22
Haji Khamis Haji National Reconstruction Alliance 525 0.15
Juma Ali Khatib Tanzania Democratic Alliance 497 0.14
Said Soud Said Association of Farmers Party 480 0.13
Ambar Haji Khamis National Convention for Construction and Reform – Mageuzi 363 0.10
Invalid/blank votes 6,109
Total 364,924 100
Registered voters/turnout Total Votes 89.5
Source: African Elections Database

House of Representatives[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Elected Women Appointed Total +/–
Chama Cha Mapinduzi 178,091 50.34 28
Civic United Front 168,082 47.51 22
Other parties 7,577 2.14 0
Ex officio members 6
Total 50 15 10 81 0
Source: African Elections Database, Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa, United Nations Development Program Tanzania

Aftermath[edit]

Kikwete's swearing-in ceremony took place on 6 November 2010 at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam.[4]

See also[edit]

  • Salum Khalfani Bar'wan, a member of the Civic United Front elected from the Lindi Urban constituency; the first person with albinism elected to the National Assembly of Tanzania.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tanzania IFES
  2. ^ a b Bunge (National Assembly) IPU
  3. ^ Composition Zanzibar House of Representatives
  4. ^ Tanzania's re-elected president Kikwete sworn in Xinhua, 6 November 2010