Oct. 29, 2000 Held

Tanzania, United Republic of

United Republic of Tanzania

Election for Tanzanian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:8,517,598
Valid Votes:8,172,284
Invalid Votes:345,314

Vote Share by Candidate:

Benjamin MKAPA5,863,201


Ibrahim LIPUMBA1,329,077


Augustine MREMA637,115


John CHEYO342,891

Election Results Modified: Oct 22, 2013

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Tanzania

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President William MKAPA
  • Head of Government: President William MKAPA
  • 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 popular vote to serve 5-year terms, 37 members are allocated 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:

  • Benjamin MKAPA
    • Party: Revolutionary Party of Tanzania (CCM)
  • Ibrahim LIPUMBA
    • Party: Civic United Front
  • Augustine MREMA
    • Party: Tanzania Labor Party (TLP)
  • John CHEYO
    • Party: United Democratic Party (UDP)

Last Presidential election:

  • Presidential elections were last held on October 29 - November 19, 1995. President Benjamin MKAPA received 61.8% of the vote, thereby defeating Augustine MREMA, his closest competitor who received 27.8%.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 35,306,126 (July 2000 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 10,880,484

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 17,080,688 (2000)

·         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: 61 (following the 2000 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 151 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: High (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Tanzania a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Tanzanisa ratified CRPD: Yes (10 November 2009)

·         Population with a disability: 5,295,918 (est.)

Election Modified: Aug 17, 2023

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