This Tuesday, October 28, the Tanzanian Electoral Commission has set the date for the holding of the presidential and parliamentary elections at which current President John Magufuli will seek re-election.
The organization’s president, Semistocles Kaijage, has announced that the parties will have until August 25 to introduce the candidates, while the campaign will start a day later and end on October 27.
“The campaign will officially begin on August 26 and will continue until October 27,” he said before announcing that the vote will take place a day later, the Tanzanian newspaper The Citizen reports.
On July 11, the Tanzanian ruling party voted Magufuli as a candidate for the next presidential election. The president, who came to power in 2015, has received numerous criticisms from the opposition and accuses him of restricting dissent and freedom of expression in the country.