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US News Elections in Tanzania: Magufuli declared the winner, opposition denounces fraud

02:45  31 october  2020
02:45  31 october  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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Tanzania ’s opposition alleges widespread irregularities including blocks on internet and text messaging Tanzania ’s president is poised to be declared the overwhelming winner of Wednesday’s election The vote “marked the most significant backsliding in Tanzania ’s democratic credentials

Le président tanzanien John Magufuli vote lors du scrutin du 28 octobre. © REUTERS / Stringer Tanzanian President John Magufuli votes in the October 28 election.

The Tanzanian Election Commission declared John Magufuli, candidate for a second five-year term, the winner of the presidential election on Friday evening. But the opposition accuses the authorities of massive fraud. Several observers have also severely criticized these repressive elections.

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Opposition leaders in Tanzania have accused authorities of stuffing ballot boxes to ensure victory for the ruling party in simultaneous presidential and parliamentary elections . John Magufuli , one of Africa’s most controversial leaders, is seeking a second term as president.

An election billboard showing John Magufuli , who was named president- elect by the National Electoral Commission on Thursday in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania .Credit Daniel Hayduk/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images.

A hand extended, but opponents absent. The main leaders of the opposition ACT-Wazalendo party in the archipelago have been arrested. The party released photos showing some injured being beaten by law enforcement. Others are still missing.

Elsewhere in the country, the domination of power is even more overwhelming. On Friday evening, the Election Commission credited President Magufuli with 84.39% of the vote. “The Commission says John Magufuli of the CCM, who won the majority of the votes, winner of the presidential election,” announced NEC President Semistocles Kaijage.

The Assembly should become almost monocolour. According to the latest results published by the NEC, the CCM of Magufuli, in power continuously since independence, won almost all of the 264 seats in Parliament allocated during the legislative ballot coupled with the presidential election. "It is no longer multiparty, it is a one-party system that pretends to be a democracy," said researcher Nic Cheeseman.

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DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzania ’s president is poised to be declared the winner of Wednesday’s election , while the ruling party appears The populist Magufuli , who made his name in part by targeting corruption, now seeks a second five-year term in one of Africa's most populous and

Tanzania 's main opposition candidate said he would not accept the general election results and alleged fraud . Tundu Lissu alleged on Thursday there Lissu was one of 14 candidates challenging President John Magufuli , whose CCM party has been in power since 1961. Right's groups have

On the observer side, two opposing views. The Community of East African States spoke of a "normal vote", a "professional organization" and a "credible process". The organization Tanzania Election Watch, for its part, denounced the "most important setback for democracy in Tanzania, with a process well below standards to consider free voting fair and transparent".

But the opposition is not giving up on . She filed a case with the Commonwealth asking the organization to publicly disavow the elections, dispatch a delegation and suspend Tanzania from the organization.

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