Tanzania decides: CCM ahead in preliminary results

MR. PRESIDENT? CCM's John Magufuli

MR. PRESIDENT? CCM’s John Magufuli

Twenty Four hours after the general election in Tanzania, early election results from ten constituencies show the ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi’s John Magufuli in the lead against his archrival Edward Lowassa of Chadema and opposition alliance, UKAWA in tight presidential race.

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) Chairperson Judge Damian Lubavu has announced results from constituencies in the Mainland and Magufuli is doing well in nearly all of them.

RESULTS

Newly demarcated constituencies of Nanyamba in Ruvuma region which had 53,634 registered voters only 42,781 voted.

ACT (361), ADC (202), CCM (24,904), CHADEMA (16,992), CHAUMA (172), NRA (39), TLP (48) and UPDP (16).

Mbinga: ACT (329), ADC (161), CCM (29,295), CHADEMA (11,695), CHAUMA (66), NRA (10), TLP (16) and UPDP (16).

Moshi-Urban constituency in Kilimanjaro region: ACT (149), ADC (186), CCM (28,909), CHADEMA (49,379), CHAUMA (1,154), NRA (8), TLP (7) and UPDP (6).

Mkinga in Tanga: ACT (228), ADC (186), CCM (23,798), CHADEMA (15,142), CHAUMA (351), NRA (31), TLP (29), and UPDP (27).

Magogoni: ACT (12), ADC (31), CCM (710), CHADEMA (6,506), CHAUMA (0), NRA (12), TLP (8) and UPDP (33).

Peramiho in Ruvuma region: ACT (359), ADC (235), CCM (32,505), CHADEMA (11,291), CHAUMA (66),NRA (16), TLP (13) and UPDP (22).

Njombe Urban in Njombe region: ACT (362), ADC (111), CCM (33,626), CHADEMA (20,368), CHAUMA (78), NRA (14), TLP (21), and UPDP (17).

Singida urban, Singida region: ACT (235), ADC (87), CCM (36,035), CHADEMA (19,007), CHAUMA (64), NRA (10), TLP (12) and UPDP (7).

Lindi constituency: ACT (123), ADC (103), CCM (21,088), CHADEMA (17,607), CHAUMA (210), TLP (56), NRA (6) and UPDP (11).

Coastal region’s Kisarawe constituency: ACT (235), ADC (190), CCM (24,086), CHADEMA (13,093), CHAUMA (314), NRA (26), TLP (22) and UPDP (46).

These are early results, there are more than 260 constituencies in Tanzania and counting is in progress in majority constituencies.

CCM has also announced it has won about 67% of seats in the National Assembly but the National Electoral Commission is yet to confirm this revelation.

Also there have been isolated cases of chaos in some parts in Dar es Salaam and Mwanza where police had to use teargas to disperse voters who had been demanding officials release election results.