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Vol 41 No 23

Published 24th November 2000


A tale of two elections

A triumph on the mainland but an enormous mess in Zanzibar

It was the best of times and the worst of times. In mainland Tanzania, peaceful, well run elections on 29 October gave a thumping majority to President Benjamin Mkapa's incumbent Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM), which has presided over economic reforms and a fast-growing economy. In the islands of Zanzibar, the elections, held on 29 October and 5 November, were a grim farce, worsened by state violence and blatant rigging (AC Vol 41 No 22).

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