Tanzania facing aid freeze over Zanzibar stalemate
Sunday February 7 2016
A citizen casts her ballot at a polling station in Zanzibar for the Tanzanian presidential elections on October 25, 2015 as others queue outside. Results from the Isles were cancelled. AFP PHOTO | TONY KARUMBA
Diplomats say they were concerned about the nullification by ZEC without having provided evidence to substantiate the claim that irregularities had taken place.
Tanzania has previously faced the risk of having development assistance suspended due to political situations or scandals.
In 1998, the European Union froze development aid worth about $10 million to the Isles for three years, in protest against alleged gross human-rights violations following the controversial 1995 election in which Salmin Amour (CCM) won the Isles presidency by a narrow margin.