ElectionGudie

Oct. 25, 2015 Held

15,193,682
Voted
Tanzania, United Republic of

United Republic of Tanzania

Election for Bunge (Tanzanian National Assembly)

Results

65%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:15,193,682
Valid Votes:15,193,682
Invalid Votes:None

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) 253 None

55.04%

Party for Democracy and Development (Chadema) 70 None

31.75%

Civic United Front 42 None

8.63%

Alliance for Change and Transparency (ACT) 1 None

2.22%

National Convention for Construction and Reform (NCCR) - Mageuzi 1 None

1.50%

More Info:

At stake in this election:       

  • The 239 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 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.

Main parties in the electoral race:

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

Last election:

  • The last election for the National Assembly (Bunge) was held on 31 October 2010. There were 19,670,631 registered voters for the election.  The Party of the Revolution / Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) won 259 seats, the Civic United Front / Chama Cha Wananchi (CUF) won 36 seats, the National Convention for Construction and Reform – Mageuzi / (NCCR–Mageuzi) won 4 seats, the Party for Democracy and Progress / Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA) won 48 seats, the United Democratic Party (UDP) won 1 seat, the Tanzania Labour Party (TLP) won 1 seat, and an independent won 1 seat.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 49,639,138 (2015)[1]
  • Registered voters: 19,670,631 (2010)[2]

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 24,912,441 (2015)[3]
  • Is Tanzania a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)[4]
  • Has Tanzania ratified CEDAW: Yes (20 August 1985)[5]
  • Gender Quota: Yes[6]
  • Female Candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Legislators[7]: 126 (36%) of 350 seats in the National Assembly (Bunge)
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: 159[8]
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: High[9]

Disability Data:

  • Is Tanzania a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)[10]
  • Has Tanzania ratified CRPD: Yes (10 November 2009)[11]
  • Population with a disability: 7,445,871[12]