Tanzanian officials to announce preliminary election results

Tanzania election board to announce preliminary results of Sunday's elections, which was held without major problems despite lack of voting materials in several places

Photo by: AP
Photo by: AP

A Tanzanian man casts his vote in the presidential election at a polling station in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015.

Tanzanian election board officials said they plan to release preliminary results of Sunday’s parliamentary and presidential elections on Monday.

The Sunday’s election was arranged to elect a new president and parliamentary members.

Party of the Revolution (CCM) was a long time ruling party which faces increasing pressures to be effective in boosting the country’s economy and eradicate high rate of poverty.  

A former Prime Minister Edward Lowassa, from a coalition of opposition parties challenged the CCM party in the election.  

Lack of voting materials

Despite problems from some polling stations, the electoral board chairman Judge Damian Lubuva, expressed satisfaction and told VOA radio that, the electoral process will be judged free and fair.

He also admitted that there were discrepancies at some polling stations which included inadequate voting materials, however the voting exercises will not be repeated except in areas where the elections were postponed.

About 140 international election observer missions were in the country to supervise Sunday’s elections.




TRTWorld and agencies