THE UNION ELECTION RESULTS

Union Presidential Elections
As held on December 14th 2005 having been postponed from October 30th because of the death of Mr Jumbe Rajab Jumbe, the Vice-Presidential candidate of the CHADEMA party.

Candidate (Party)

Number of Votes

% of Votes

Jakaya Kikwete (CCM)

9,123,952

80.28%

Ibrahim Lipumba (CUF)

1,327,125

11.68%

Freeman Mbowe (CHADEMA)

668,756

5.88%

Augustine Mrema (TLP)

84,901

0.75%

Sengondo Mvungi (NCCR-Mageuzi)*

55,819

0.49%

Christopher Mtikila (DP)

31,083

0.27%

Emmanuel Makaidi (NLD)

21,574

0.19%

Anna Senkoro (PPT-Maendeleo)

18,783

0.17%

Leonard Shayo (MAKINI)

17,070

0.15%

Paul Kyara (SAU)

16,414

0.14%

Registered Voters 16,401,694
Total Votes 11,875,927 [Voter Turnout: 72.4%]
Total Valid Votes 11,365,477

National Assembly Election

Party

2005 Elections

Number of Seats (232)*

2000 Elections (231)*

Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM)

206

202

Civic United Front (CUF)

19

17

Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA)

5

4

United Democratic Party (UDP)

1

3

Tanzania Labour Party (TLP)

1

4

NCCR-Mageuzi

1

*Out of a total of 324 seats, 232 are filled through direct elections
source: NEC, Guardian and http://africanelections.tripod.com

THE INAUGURATION

Jakaya Kikwee was inaugurated as President of the United Republic of Tanzania on December 21 together with his Vice-President, Dr Ali Mohamed Shein It was a colourful ceremony attended by dozens of local and foreign dignitaries and tens of thousands of Dar es Salaam residents at the National Stadium. Kikwete said in his first speech as president that he would not stray from the path set by his predecessors, adding that those expecting major policy changes would be disappointed. President Kikwete commended the opposition for its vigourous campaigning in the run-up to the general election, and asked opposition parties to work with his government in building Tanzania, since the poll was now over – Guardian.

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