Tanzania goes to the polls this year to replace President Jakaya Kikwete, with age playing a bigger role than in previous campaigns. FILE PHOTOS | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Analysts say the young generation will most likely take political power in the elections.
In a surprise move, President Kikwete last year called upon Tanzanians to opt for a young person as his successor.
If the recent trend — whereby CCM lost most of its strongholds in civic elections — continues, the ruling party could lose most of its parliamentary seats but retain the presidency if it nominates a clean candidate who escapes the prejudices of age, partisanship and religion.