Tanzania ruling party CCM wins presidential vote re-run in Zanzibar
Monday March 21 2016
Zanzibar Electoral Commission has declared Tanzania's ruling Chama cha Mapinduzi’s candidate Dr Ali Mohammed Shein (pictured) the winner of the presidential election re-run on March 21, 2016. PHOTO | THE CITIZEN
Shein garnered 91.4 per cent of the votes casts on Sunday in the Tanzania's semi-autonomous islands, giving him a second five-year term likely to be marked by political tension.
The Zanzibar Constitution stipulates that the winner of the presidential election forms a Government of National Unity together with the party that takes the second position provided that it secures 10 per cent of the total vote cast.
It is therefore unlikely that a joint government would be formed since the ADC did not reach the 10 per cent threshold.