John Magufuli set to win an ‘unfair’ election in Tanzania
Magufuli’s stifling of the opposition and other alleged voter irregularities raise questions about the fairness of the poll
John Magufuli has deployed a two-pronged approach to his bid for re-election: woo rural voters by pointing to all that he has done for them, and curb free speech to stymie opposition parties.
The 61-year-old Tanzanian president is seeking a second term in an unusually tight election on Wednesday that has seen a resurgence of his opponents — some of whom have joined forces — despite a ban on their public rallies. Magufuli’s effort to stifle the opposition and other alleged voter irregularities have fuelled concerns about the fairness of the ballot...