IFES

Dec. 14, 2005 Held

Tanzania, United Republic of

United Republic of Tanzania

Election for President

Results

Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:11,875,927
Valid Votes:11,365,477
Invalid Votes:510,450

Candidates:

Jakaya KIKWETE9,123,952

80.28

Ibrahim LIPUMBA1,327,125

11.68

Freeman MBOWE668,756

5.88

Augustine Lyatonga MREMA84,901

0.7470078026641557

Edmund MVUNGI55,819

0.4911276491079081

Christopher MTIKLA31,083

0.2734861018151724

Emmanuel MAKAIDI21,574

0.18982045364220085

Anne SENKORO18,783

0.16526363125806334

Leonard SHAYO17,070

0.15019167255364646

Peter KYARA16,414

0.1444198074572673

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Tanzania

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Benjamin William MKAPA
  • Head of Government: President Benjamin William MKAPA
  • Assembly: Tanzania has a unicameral National Assembly (Bunge) with 275 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, 75 members are allocated for women to serve 5-year terms, 5 members are allocated to members of the Zanzibar House of Representatives to serve 5-year terms and 2 members are filled .

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Jakaya KIKWETE
    • Party: Revolutionary Party / Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM)
  • Ibrahim LIPUMBA
    • Party: Civic United Front (CUF)
  • Freeman MBOWE
    • Party: Party of Democracy and Development (CHADEMA) / Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo
  • Augustine Lyatonga MREMA
    • Party: Tanzania Labor Party (TLP)
  • Edmund MVUNGI*****
    • Alliance: N/A
  • Christopher MTIKLA
    • Party: Democratic Party
  • Emmanuel MAKAIDI
    • Party: National League for Democracy
  • Anne SENKORO
    • Party: Progress Party of Tanzania
  • Leonard SHAYO
    • Party: Calm Democratic Party / Chama Cha Demokrasia Makini
  • Peter KYARA
    • Party: Voice of People / Sauti Ya Umma

***** United Democratic Party (UDP), Forum for the Restoration of Democracy (Ford), NCCR-Mageuzi, National Reconstruction Alliance (NRA), and United People's Democratic Party.

Last Presidential election:

  • Presidential elections were last held on October 29, 2000. Benjamin William MKAPA was reelected president with 71.7% of the vote against Ibrahim Haruna LIPUMBA (16.3%).

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 39,065,600 (2005)
  • Registered Voters: 16,401,694 (December 2005 est.)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 19,671,083 (2005)

·         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: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 97 (following the 2005 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: 5,859,840 (est.)