Tanzania's two leading opposition parties reject poll, demand new vote

Tanzanian security officers gather at a polling centre during the early voting for essential workers at the presidential and parliamentary polls in the semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar, Tanzania, on October 27 2020.
Tanzanian security officers gather at a polling centre during the early voting for essential workers at the presidential and parliamentary polls in the semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar, Tanzania, on October 27 2020.
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Tanzania's two leading opposition parties said on Saturday they will not recognise results of a presidential election that handed incumbent leader John Magufuli another term this week.

"We demand that the election be called afresh right away," Freeman Mbowe, chairman of the opposition CHADEMA party, said in a post on his Twitter account.


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