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John Magufuli, the “bulldozer” president, begins his second term

Re-elected with 84% of the vote on 28 October, the outgoing President of Tanzania John Magufuli was sworn in on Thursday 5 November in the presence of national and international dignitaries and regional heads of state including Presidents Museveni of Uganda, Azali Assoumani of the Comoros and Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe. Many fear that the magnitude of this victory, combined with that of the ruling party that won 262 of the 264 seats in…

John Magufuli, a “bulldozer” president re-elected as chief of Tanzania

The opposition is looking for brand spanking new elections, the dismantling of the Electoral Fee and peaceable protests to problem the outcomes of Wednesday's parliamentary elections. In response to the ultimate outcomes revealed on Friday, the CCM - the ruling celebration - gained virtually the entire 264 seats in parliament. John Magufuli, nicknamed Bulldozer, was re-elected to a different presidency…

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