United Republic of Tanzania

48,261,942 4

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

19,670,631 66.51%

Registered Voters (as of Sept. 1, 2010)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
President President Head of Government
President President Head of State
National Assembly Bunge Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Jakaya KIKWETE
  • Head of Government: President Jakaya KIKWETE
  • Assembly: Tanzania has a unicameral National Assembly (Bunge) with 357 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Assembly (Bunge), 239 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms, 102 members are reserved for women to serve 5-year terms, 5 members are allocated to members of the Zanzibar House of Representatives to serve 5-year terms and 10 members are appointed by the President to serve 5-year terms.
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Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
President 2000-10-29 8,517,598 10,088,484 84.43%
President 2005-12-14 11,875,927 16,401,694 72.41%
President 2010-10-31 8,398,415 19,670,631 42.7%
National Assembly 2010-10-31 - 19,670,631 -

Voter Turnout