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. 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.
|Julius Nyerere||Tanganyika African National Union||1,127,987||99.2|
|Zuberi Mtemvu||African National Congress||21,276||0.8|
|Source: Nohlen et al.|