Tanzania has reelected incumbent president John Pombe Magufuli to hold the executive office for another five years.
President Magufuli has won the executive office by a landslide having garnered over 12 500 000 votes from some 20 million plus registered votes.
His win comes with a sweeping wave for the ruling party with CCM taking over most all of the opposition strongholds across the Mainland as well as in Zanzibar.
Some key strongholds lost to opposition include the constituencies of Arusha Urban, Hai in Kilimanjaro, Mbeya Urban in Mbeya and Kigoma.
Similarly I n Zanzibar, CCM’s Dr. Hussein Ali Mwinyi has won by 76 percent of majority votes becoming the 8th president of the Isle under the CCM ticket.
Tanzania went to the polls on October 28th for the country’s sixth General Election since multipartism resumed in the early 90s.
In 1995 Tanzania held its first multiparty election where the late president Benjamin Mkapa was elected into power and held office for ten years. In 2005 the country held its second multiparty election where president Jakaya Kikwete took office and also reigned for a decade.
In 2015, president Dr. Magufuli took office to become the 3rd CCM president to rule the country for two full terms of five years under the multiparty flag.
The President elect will be recieiving the certificate for his presidency on Sunday when he is expected to deliver his accpetance speech.
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