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Elections in Tanzania

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Elections in Tanzania occur on both the local and national levels. The local government holds elections for street or village chair people. General elections at the national level elect the President and the members of the National Assembly. The president is elected for a five-year term.[1]

The National Assembly[edit]

The National Assembly, or Bunge la Jamhuri ya Muungano, has 323 members: 232 members elected for a five-year term in single-seat constituencies and 75 seats allocated to women who are elected by the political parties that are represented in the National Assembly. This depends on the majority of elected members from each political party, including the elected members from Zanzibar specific for the United Republic of Tanzania. The President appoints ministers of government from among members of the National Assembly. The Attorney General is automatically entitled to be part of the Parliament. The Prime Minister, appointed by the President from among members of the National Assembly, is the principal officer of the government business in the National Assembly.

Party System[edit]

Tanzania has a dominant-party system with Chama Cha Mapinduzi in power (Status 2020). Chadema, NCCR–Mageuzi, and CUF are some other opposition parties represented in the National Assembly

The next general election in Tanzania will be in 2025.

Last elections[edit]

Chama Cha Mapinduzi8,166,20355.0619466260+7
Civic United Front1,297,5268.75321042+8
Alliance for Change and Transparency324,3172.19101New
Chama cha Ukombozi wa Umma23,0580.16000New
Democratic Party14,4710.100000
United Democratic Party13,7570.09000–1
Tanzania Labour Party13,1170.09000–1
Alliance for Democratic Change12,6040.08000New
Chama cha Haki na Ustawi8,2170.060000
Alliance for Tanzania Farmers Party7,5040.050000
United People's Democratic Party3,8600.030000
Jahazi Asilia3,3440.020000
Progressive Party of Tanzania – Maendeleo3,0370.020000
Chama Cha Kijamii2,3830.02000New
National League for Democracy2,1520.010000
Union for Multiparty Democracy1,9750.010000
Sauti ya Umma1,8100.010000
National Reconstruction Alliance1,5100.010000
Demokrasia Makini1,2930.010000
Presidential appointees100
Elected by Zanzibar House of Representatives50
Registered voters/turnout23,161,440


  1. ^ Uchaguzi Mkuu. "Uchaguzi Mkuu". Tume ya uchaguzi ya Zanzibar. Retrieved 6 August 2020.

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