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16 Sep 2018 | 01:38 AM UTC

Tanzania: Citizens head to polls for parliamentary by-election September 16

Tanzania News Alert

Polls open for parliamentary by-elections for three constituencies on September 16; heightened security presence expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/16/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/16/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Dar_es_Salaam). COUNTRY/REGION Dar es Salaam, Arusha region, Tanga region, Tanzania

Event

Tanzania holds a parliamentary by-election for three constituencies on Sunday, September 16. Polls will open in Ukonga (Dar es Salaam region), Monduli (Arusha region), and Korogwe  (Tanga region), along with various wards across the country. Heightened security presence is expected near polling stations.

Context

The September vote follows an August election in which the US stated concerns over violence and irregularities. Tanzania has invited international and domestic election observers as a response to criticism.

Advice

Individuals in the abovementioned areas should monitor developments to the situation, stay vigilant, anticipate a heightened security presence, avoid public gatherings as a precaution, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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