EU congratulates Tanzania on peaceful presidential elections

16:52, November 03, 2010      

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European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Tuesday congratulated Tanzania on the peaceful presidential elections in mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar.

"I welcome the peaceful conduct of the general elections in mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar and I congratulate the people and the authorities for their contribution to this process," said Catherine Ashton, high representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

Ashton also welcomed the positive atmosphere and very high voter turnout in Zanzibar, believing the elections will contribute to establishing the climate of peace and stability demanded by Zanzibaris in a referendum held in July.

The EU high representative also congratulated the EU Election Observation Mission for the excellent job it had done during the electoral process.

Tanzania and Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous region of the United Republic of Tanzania in East Africa, held general elections on Sunday.

Ali Mohamed Shein, the candidate of Tanzania's ruling revolutionary party Chama Cha Mapinduzi, won the presidential elections in Zanzibar by 50.1 percent votes.

Source: Xinhua

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