Initial election results show three parties lead in Tanzania

18:23, November 01, 2010      

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Early election results have indicated a close race among Tanzania's ruling revolutionary party Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), and Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema, Party for Democracy and Progress), as well as Civic United Front (CUF), the local media reported on Monday.

Each party claimed victory in the presidential, parliamentary and councillorship polls in a number of polling stations in several Tanzanian mainland and Zanzibar constituencies.

The contest was still too close to call at least in the initial stages as CCM registered impressive victories in a number of polling stations in the country while Chadema and CUF claimed outstanding wins in some others, according to the report.

As results continue to pour from the remaining centers in other constituencies, the early trend could change, while the real picture is likely to emerge on Monday as more results are expected from the polling stations all over the country.

The announcement of the final and official poll results is the jurisdiction of the National Electoral Commission (NEC) and the Zanzibar Electoral Commission (ZEC).

Source: Xinhua


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