Tanzania – Zanzibar presidential election

A presidential election was held in Zanzibar on Sunday. The result was very tight.

Daily News reports that the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) candidate, Ali Mohamed Shein, won 50.1 per cent of the vote, while the Civic United Front (CUF) candidate, Seif Sharif Hamad, won 49.1 per cent. The Daily News is also reporting that President Shein has already been sworn in.

Following the referendum in August, the CCM will share power in the government with the CUF. Indeed, Daily News is reporting that Mr Hamad has been sworn is as Vice-President.

Presidential and legislative elections were also held in Tanzania but the counting is not yet finished. A post will follow.

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