US, UK slam Tanzania's 'one-sided' local election

The United States and United Kingdom on Wednesday branded local elections, in which Tanzania's ruling party won 99% of seats, as irregular and lacking credibility.

The polls held last Sunday were boycotted by the opposition citing violence and a repressive legal environment. Analysts said the local polls have set the tone for the 2020 general elections.

President Magufuli, who is expected to run again, has been strongly criticised by watchdogs for the human rights record of his four-year gov…

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