Will Magufuli win a second term?

Do all the candidates stand a fair chance in Tanzania’s legislative and presidential elections next month?

Tanzanians go to the polls on 28 October to decide whether to re-elect the incumbent President John Magufuli or take a chance with one of the opposition contenders who have emerged on the scene in the last few weeks.

While Magufuli has been given credit for growing the economy and tackling corruption, his administration has passed many laws that curtail media freedom and other civil liberties. This seminar will discuss the upcoming elections and whether all the candidates stand a fair chance.

Chair: Ottilia Anna Maunganidze, Head of Special Projects, ISS Pretoria


Ringisai Chikohomero, Research Consultant, ISS Pretoria

Omar Rajabu Mjenga, CEO, Centre for International Policy, Dar es Salaam

Ansbert Ngurumo, independent journalist and democracy activist

Development partners
The ISS is grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the European Union, the Open Society Foundations and the governments of Canada, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.
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