Tanzania elections in pictures


Voter turnout is high in Tanzania's most competitive general election since independence, with the governing CCM party's 54-year hold on power threatened by the new opposition Ukawa coalition:

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image captionThere are long queues of voters, in contrast to previous polls where the outcome was never in doubt
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image captionMen are standing in their own queues at some polling stations....
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image captionAnd women have formed their own lines in the socially conservative East African state
image captionSome voters feel mothers with children should have had their own queues as well
image captionThe elderly, disabled and pregnant are, however, being given preference
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image captionThe vote is for both presidential and parliamentary elections
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image captionThere have been no major glitches so far
image captionSome voters have had to travel long distances to areas where they registered to vote
image captionBus drivers are unhappy that they have not been given time off to go and vote
image captionMost markets in the main city Dar es Salaam have, however, been shut

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