United Republic of Tanzania

48,261,942 5

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database


Registered Voters (as of )

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 -
Referendum 2015-04-30 - - -

Voter Turnout