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Vol 51 No 21

Published 22nd October 2010


Tanzania

Kikwete marshals his troops

The political parties expected to do best in the 31 October general elections are the governing Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM), with Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema) probably pushing the previous number two party, the Civic United Front (CUF), into third place except in Zanzibar, where its position remains the same. It is clear that President Jakaya Kikwete and the CCM see Chadema as the main threat and local observers believe that is the real reason for all the current publicity and litigation over the marital affairs of its presidential candidate, Wilbrod Slaa (AC Vol 49 No 2).

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