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Former Tanzanian MP Tundu Lissu, who had survived an attempted murder in 2017, was chosen on Tuesday by the main opposition party, Chadema, to be his candidate in the presidential election of October 28 against outgoing President John Magufuli.
Mr. Lissu, 52 years old, returned to Tanzania on July 27 with the ambition to "fight for the presidency", after multiple surgeries and a long convalescence in Europe.
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This former president of the Bar Association was wounded by several bullets in September 2017 at his home in Dodoma, the administrative capital, after participating in a parliamentary session.
The candidacy of Mr. Lissu was unanimously approved Tuesday by the members of Chadema meeting in congress, after he had won the primary of the party.
"All the members of this assembly having voted for Tundu Lissu, I declare him presidential candidate of Chadema for the elections of 2020", announced the party leader Freeman Mbowe.
Tanzania to hold general elections on October 28th. The United States accused the ruling power of seeking to "stifle democratic standards" with a series of arrests in the ranks of the opposition.
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President John Magufuli will seek a second term after being selected as a candidate by his party, the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), in early July.
Elected in October 2015, Mr. Magufuli was accused of having favored during his first mandate the restriction of public freedoms, of having demonstrated authoritarianism and minimized the dangerousness of the new coronavirus in this African country of ballast.
Tanzania has not released official figures for Covid-19 since April 29 and, unlike its neighbors, has taken no specific action to combat the virus.
Since taking office, the president has tackled corruption but at the cost of authoritarian governance which has led to him being accused of violating human rights.
Opposition parties called for the formation of an independent electoral commission while indicating that they would not call for a boycott of the poll, unlike they did in 2019 in local elections.
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