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Vol 51 No 21

Published 22nd October 2010


Tanzania

Challenging the CCM

The rise of the opposition Chadema party will not threaten the CCM’s majority but it will make the election battles fiercer

The majority of the governing party, Chama cha Mapinduzi, is unlikely to be overturned at the 31 October election. There are nevertheless widespread expectations of good results for the opposition. The Parliament which was dissolved in July had a CCM majority over all the opposition seats combined – 277 of 322 – but this time around, Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema) looks set for a strong showing.

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