The main opposition party has nominated Tundu Lissu as a candidate for the October presidential election in Tanzania, where current president John Magufuli will stand for re-election.
Lissu, vice president of the formation, was elected after a general congress of the party, where he collected 405 of the delegates’ 453 votes. In this vote, former Tourism Minister Lazaro Nyalandu came second with 36 approvals.
Lissu’s nomination would still have to be confirmed at a conference of national delegates scheduled to take place during the day, although no major changes are expected, as the Tanzanian newspaper “The Citizen” reports.
The prominent opponent, after the vote, emphasized that the party “must wait and prepare for its candidates to be withdrawn by law, procedure and regulation in parliamentary and law council elections”