The United States and United Kingdom on Wednesday branded local elections, in which Tanzania’s ruling party won 99% of seats, as irregular and lacking credibility.
The polls held last Sunday were boycotted by the opposition citing violence and a repressive legal environment. Analysts said the local polls have set the tone for the 2020 general elections.
Oryem Nyeko is a Tanzania researcher from Human Rights Watch. He gives his take on the situation.
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