President Magufuli confident of re-election

By ZBC Reporter
TANZANIAN President, John Magufuli is hoping to win another five-year term after Presidential and Parliamentary elections were held in the East African country this Wednesday.
Incumbent President Magufuli’s main challengers include Tundu Lissu, and former foreign minister Bernard Membe.
According to official figures, East Africa’s third-largest economy has recorded average growth of close to 7% over the last four years, as the government invested billions of dollars in infrastructure development including a new railway, a hydro-power dam and planes for the national airline.
The Tanzanian government projects economic growth of 5.5% in 2020 after COVID-19 hit key sectors such as tourism.
President Magufuli promised voters that his infrastructure projects will fuel growth of at least 8%.
Tanzania’s Electoral commission says the ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi has already won 28 parliamentary seats where their candidates were unopposed.
More than 29 million people are registered to vote out of 58 million citizens.
They will choose from 15 presidential candidates and elect representatives for 264 parliamentary seats.

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