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11:15  01 november  2020
11:15  01 november  2020 Source:   spiegel.de

Tanzania: neither the prison nor the bullets discouraged the opponent Tundu Lissu

 Tanzania: neither the prison nor the bullets discouraged the opponent Tundu Lissu © Ericky BONIPHACE Tundu Lissu, lawyer and Tanzanian opponent, presidential candidate against President John Magufuli, in Dar es Salaam on August 28, 2020 Countless arrests and an assassination attempt in which he was riddled with bullets did not deter Tundu Lissu, lawyer and Tanzanian opponent, candidate for the presidential election on Wednesday against President John Magufuli, whom he calls dictator .

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania 's two leading opposition parties said on Saturday they would not recognise the results of a presidential election that handed incumbent John Magufuli a second five-year term. On Friday, Tanzania 's National Electoral Commission declared Magufuli the winner of

Tanzania 's two main opposition parties have demanded fresh elections , after denouncing last week's presidential vote as fraudulent. The Chadema and ACT-Wazalendo parties , in a joint news conference, also called for mass protests from Monday. Incumbent President John Magufuli was declared victor in

The opposition in Tanzania does not want to be satisfied with the election, which is overshadowed by allegations of fraud and acts of violence. Two parties are calling for new elections - and "endless peaceful protests".

  Tansania: Oppositionsparteien erkennen Wahlergebnis nicht an © Stringer / AP

The two largest opposition parties in Tanzania have called for a repeat of last Wednesday's election. This is reported by the AP news agency, citing a joint statement by the Chadema and ACT Wazalendo parties.

On Friday the incumbent president John Magufuli declared himself the election winner again. According to the official information, the 61-year-old received 12.5 million votes or 84 percent. His strongest challenger, opposition leader Tundu Lissu, only got 1.9 million votes and 13 percent. According to the electoral commission, the turnout was around 50 percent.

Ivorian Presidential: those who will vote and those who will not

 Ivorian Presidential: those who will vote and those who will not © AP Photo / Sunday Alamba D-2 before the Ivorian presidential election 2020. D-2 before the presidential election in Ivory Coast. A poll that the opposition promises to prevent to block Alassane Ouattara's candidacy for a third term. Since August, the climate has become considerably tense. Political violence has left more than 30 people dead in three months. The outgoing president has rallied all the opposition against him. And the mediations have not worked so far.

Opposition leaders in Tanzania have accused authorities of stuffing ballot boxes to ensure victory for the ruling party in simultaneous presidential and “It was not an election , and the people of Tanzania will pay the price. The international community should not recognise this election or the legitimacy of

Tanzania 's two main opposition parties are calling for a re-run of Wednesday's election after alleging widespread fraud, and they are urging people into the Oct.28, 2020. Opposition challenger Lissu has urged people to go into the streets to protest if election results are announced Thursday without

"Slaughter of democracy"

"What happened on October 28th was not an election, but a slaughter of democracy," said Chadema boss Freeman Mbowe. According to him, at least 20 people were killed in the election.

"We are calling for the election to be repeated immediately and for the National Electoral Commission to be dissolved," said Mbowe. Until the implementation of the demand there should be "endless peaceful protests" from Monday. The police threatened, however, that protests would be strictly prohibited.

However, there are considerable doubts about the information about Magufuli's clear victory. The populist politician, nicknamed "Bulldozer", is ruling the country with an increasingly hard hand.

For months now, opposition members in Tanzania have been reporting violence and attempts at intimidation, and in the election on Wednesday there were reports of "far-reaching irregularities" .

Tanzania: the outgoing Magufuli about to crush the opposition in the ballot box

 Tanzania: the outgoing Magufuli about to crush the opposition in the ballot box © Alain BOMMENEL Map of Tanzania The counting of the presidential and legislative ballots continues on Friday in Tanzania, where the outgoing John Magufuli and his party, the CCM, are in the process of crushing in the ballot box the opposition, already strangled for the past five years and which cries of fraud. The CCM, in power continuously since independence, is already assured of a large absolute majority in Parliament.

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania 's two leading opposition parties said on Saturday they will not recognise results of a presidential election that handed incumbent leader John Magufuli another term this week. "We demand that the election be called afresh right away," Freeman Mbowe

DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzania 's two main opposition parties are calling for a re-run of Wednesday's election after alleging widespread Lissu earlier rejected the vote and called on the international community not to recognize it. The national electoral commission in its announcement

Serious allegations were also made by the opposition in the semi-autonomous region of Zanzibar. On the island of Pemba, at least five people are said to have been killed by police immediately before the election.

According to the party, the victims tried to prevent the army from distributing ballot boxes containing ballot papers that had already been filled out. According to the AP, the police have so far only admitted arrests and no deaths.

Pray against Corona

critics and human rights activists, however, condemn his increasing restrictions on freedom of the press and freedom of expression as well as his handling of the corona pandemic. Tanzania has not officially registered any more corona cases since May. Magufuli attracted attention with the suggestion that one should pray against the pandemic.

Tanzania with its around 56 million inhabitants is actually considered a stable country, but the governance of Magufuli has come under increasing criticism at home and abroad.

The Georgian opposition in the street contests the result of the legislative elections .
GEORGIA-DEMONSTRATION: The Georgian opposition in the street contests the result of the legislative elections © Reuters / Irakli Gedenidze THE GEORGIAN OPPOSITION CONTESTS THE RESULTS OF THE LEGISLATIVES IN THE STREET TBILISSI (Reuters) - Several thousand Georgians demonstrated in the streets of Tbilisi on Sunday at the call of the opposition to denounce the result of the parliamentary elections on October 31 and demand a new ballot.

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