ElectionGudie

Oct. 31, 2010 Held

19,670,631
Registered to Vote
Tanzania, United Republic of

United Republic of Tanzania

Election for Bunge (Tanzanian National Assembly)

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At stake in this election:

  • 274 seats in the National Assembly (Bunge)

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 274 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Assembly (Bunge), 232 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms, 80 members are reserved for women to serve 5-year terms and 5 members are allocated to members of the Zanzibar House of Representatives to serve 5-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Party of the Revolution / Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM)
    • Leader: Jakaya Mrisho KIKWETE
    • Seats won in last election: 206
  • Seats won in this election: 259
  • Party: Civic United Front / Chama Cha Wananchi (CUF)
    • Leader: Ibrahim LIPUMBA
    • Seats won in last election: 16
  • Seats won in this election: ​36
  • Party: National Convention for Construction and Reform – Mageuzi / (NCCR–Mageuzi)
    • Leader: Hashim RUNGWE
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • ​Seats won in this election: 4
  • Party: Party for Democracy and Progress / Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA)
    • Leader: Willibrod SLAA
    • Seats won in last election: 5
  • Seats won in this election: 48
  • Party: United Democratic Party (UDP)
    • Leader: Fahma DOVUTWA
    • Seats won in last election: 17
  • Seats won in this election: 1
  • Party: Tanzania Labour Party (TLP)
    • Leader: Mutamwega MUGAHWYA
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Seats won in this election: 1
  • Independents: 
  • ​Seats won in this election: 1

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 45,648,525 (2010)
  • Registered Voters: 19,670,631 (September 2010)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 22,982,543 (2010)

·         Is Tanzania a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has Tanzania ratified CEDAW: Yes (20 August 1985)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 126 (following the 2010 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 151 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: High (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Tanzania a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Tanzanisa ratified CRPD: Yes (10 November 2009)

·         Population with a disability: 6,847,278 (est.)