In the most recent issue of The Economist, ILPI resident representative Nicodemus Minde is quoted looking at the impact of youth on the general elections on Tanzania mainland.
Africa’s longest ruling party, Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), with it’s 50 plus years in power faces a serious challenge for the first time in this year’s Tanzania elections. With Tanzania’s president, Jakaya Kikwete, standing down and the main opposition party (Chadema) forming an alliance with three other parties and being popular among young voters, the competition looks like it is most likely to be a fierce one with possibility of post-vote violence.
In this piece, Minde claims that Chadema has been winning over young voters. Read the full article: Challenging the descendants of Julius.