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Tanzania's Magufuli Set to Win Vote as Opposition Cries Foul

  • Magufuli has lead in 135 of 166 constituencies counted so far
  • Opposition will reject final result and warns of unrest
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Tanzania’s ruling party candidate headed for victory in the nation’s presidential elections with more than half of all constituencies counted in Africa’s third-biggest gold producer, as the opposition rejected the results and warned of unrest.

John Magufuli of the Chama Cha Mapinduzi party leads opposition candidate Edward Lowassa in 135 of the 166 constituencies counted so far, Damian Lubuva, chairman of the commission, told reporters on Wednesday in the commercial capital, Dar es Salaam. The nation has 264 voting districts.