Opposition alleges irregularities in Tanzania’s Presidential election voting

On October 28, 2020, General Elections wereheld in Tanzania to elect the President and the National Assembly. John Mugafali of the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) is the incumbent President. The main opposition party to the CCM in the 2020 Elections will be the Chama cha Democracia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA). Tundu Lissu is the prominent leader of CHADEMA and is the leading opposition candidate. The other major political party in the fray is the Alliance for Change and Transparency-Wazalendo (ACT), Its Presidential candidate is Bernard Membe. Membe was expelled from CCM earlier in the year and moved over to ACT to be able to run for President. 

Lissu has now alleged the massive irregularities were prevalent during the day of the voting.  “Mass democratic action will be the only option to protect the integrity of the election,” ACT said that polling agents witnessed ballot box-snatching by security agents, ballot box-stuffing and voters turned away by authorities who said ballots had run out. In the semi-autonomous region of Zanzibar, “a man appeared with a dead man’s ID. The dead man’s son, however, was present in the polling station as an ACT Wazalendo agent,” the party alleged in a statement. “The agent was ejected from the polling station and the man allowed to vote.”

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