Butiama Bed & Breakfast

Butiama Bed & Breakfast

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Tanzanian elections: acts of violence reported in Musoma

Tanzanians are voting today in the fourth multiparty elections since the country reverted to a multiparty system in 1992. Six presidential candidates are challenging incumbent President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete who has stated he is confident that his party, Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM), will convincingly win these elections.

Leading challenger, Dr. Wilbrod Slaa of the opposition Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA) has also stated he is confident his party will win the elections and has been quoted saying that he has already formed his cabinet.
A voter is marked by indelible ink by elections officer, Flora Kamanzi, after casting his vote this morning at the Butiama Hospital voting centre.

Tanzanians continue to vote. Reports from Musoma, where I am blogging from, say that acts of violence have been reported in some areas of the city but police are reported to have intervened. There are also reports of attempts by supporters of an unnamed political party to bribe police to desert voting stations.

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