IFES

Oct. 31, 2010 Held

Tanzania, United Republic of

United Republic of Tanzania

Election for President

Results

Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:8,398,415
Valid Votes:8,398,415
Invalid Votes:0

Candidates:

Jakaya Mrisho KIKWETE5,276,827

62.83

Willibrod SLAA2,271,942

27.05

Ibrahim LIPUMBA695,667

8.28

Peter MIZIRAY96,933

1.15

Hashim RUNGWE26,388

0.3142021440950465

Mutamwega MUGAHYWA17,482

0.2081583251125361

Fahma DOUVUTWA13,176

0.1568867458919332

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Tanzania

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 Candidates in the Presidential race:

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

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

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.)