Thursday, 5 November 2015

Magufuli wins Tanzania’s Presidential Elections

After the recently concluded presidential elections in Tanzania, John Pombe Magufuli emerged as the new President. The elections were held on Sunday 24th of October. And the results were announced on the 29th. Magufuli won 58 percent of votes, that is, a total of 8.9 million
The 56-year old former chemistry teacher cements the long-running Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party's firm grip on power, ruling Tanzania since 1977 when two independence-era parties merged.
He succeeds President Jakaya Kikwete, who stepped down from power having served his constitutional two-term limit.

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