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Vol 56 No 17

Published 20th August 2015


Tanzania

'Lowassa fever' catching

The sheer size of opposition political rallies in recent weeks shows that the defection of former Prime Minister Edward Lowassa to the opposition Chama cha Maendeleo na Demokrasia (Chadema) party has stirred up Tanzania's largely apathetic political environment. Voter participation in the general elections on 25 October appears certain to be well above the dismal 42.7% recorded in 2010.

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