'No need for elections in Tanzania'.

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As the election period in Tanzania comes hurtling around the corner, a ruling-party politician has nonchalantly suggested that President John Magufuli's term in office should be extended until 2025 without the rigmarole of a democratic election.

Arguing that elections are costly and moreover that "no one can defeat President Magufuli" anyway, Livingstone Lusinde from the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party believes that the whole project should be abandoned.

Ironically, President Magufuli's defeat is extremely unlikely but more for...

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