Tanzanian general election, 1995

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General elections were held in Tanzania on 29 October and 29 November 1995. They were the first multi-party general elections after the lifting of the ban on political parties other than Chama Cha Mapinduzi in 1992. Nevertheless, the CCM retained its control of the country, with its candidate Benjamin Mkapa winning the presidential election, and the party winning 186 of the 232 constituencies. 182 of the constituencies were on the mainland, and 50 on Zanzibar.[1]

After the election, 37 additional seats for women MPs were awarded to the parties based on the proportion of seats in the National Assembly, while five members were elected by the House of Representatives of Zanzibar and ten members were nominated by the President. The Attorney General was also an ex-officio member, resulting in a total number of MPs of 285.[1]

Voter turnout was 77% of the 8,928,826 registered voters.[2]

Results[edit]

Presidential election[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Benjamin Mkapa Chama Cha Mapinduzi 4,026,422 61.82
Augustine Mrema National Convention for Construction and Reform–Mageuzi 1,808,616 27.77
Ibrahim Lipumba Civic United Front 418,973 6.43
John Cheyo United Democratic Party 258,734 3.97
Invalid/blank votes 333,936 -
Total 6,846,681 100
Source: African Elections Database

National Assembly[edit]

Party Votes % Seats Additional seats
for women MPs
Chama Cha Mapinduzi 3,814,206 59.22 186 28
National Convention for Construction and Reform–Mageuzi 1,406,343 21.83 16 3
Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo 396,825 6.16 3 1
Civic United Front 323,432 5.02 24 4
United Democratic Party 213,547 3.32 3 1
Tanzania Democratic Alliance 76,636 1.19 0 0
National Reconstruction Alliance 60,707 0.94 0 0
Union for Multiparty Democracy 41,257 0.64 0 0
Tanzania Labour Party 27,963 0.43 0 0
National League for Democracy 26,666 0.41 0 0
United People's Democratic Party 19,841 0.31 0 0
Popular National Party 18,155 0.28 0 0
Progressive Party of Tanzania–Maendeleo 15,335 0.24 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 405,768 - - -
Total 6,846,681 100 232 37
Source: EISA

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