- Magufuli, the candidate of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi party, collected 8,882,935 votes in an election that registered a lower-than-expected turnout of 67 per cent.
- The opposition Chadema party, whose candidate Edward Lowassa came second with 39.97 per cent, declined to sign the consent forms following earlier claims of fraud and calls for a recount of the tightly contested election.
- Magufuli win means that in Suluhu Samia, his running mate, Tanzania has also elected its first-ever female vice president. The 55-year-old native of Zanzibar is a former MP and State minister in the presidency who previously spoke of being "looked down upon" by male colleagues because of her gender.
- The president-elect will be sworn in on November 5.