Decision time for Tanzania

Dar es Salaam. About 29 million Tanzania are expected to cast their ballots today to elect the Union president, MPs and councillors during an election that analysts project would be the most hard-fought contest between the ruling party candidates and those of the opposition.The basis upon which this election is fought—promises of continued infrastructural development, expansion of key social services, respect for civil rights, widening democratic space and people-centred development–has galvanised voters.Fifteen candidates including the sitting President John Magufuli who is standing his secon…

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