In Tanzania, political parties debate sequence of electoral and constitutional reforms

By Jacob Mosenda, 15 November 2023
 Flag of Tanzania (photo credit: David_Peterson via pixabay)
Flag of Tanzania (photo credit: David_Peterson via pixabay)
The debate over what should have been prioritised between constitutional amendments or political and electoral reforms among political stakeholders took centre stage [on 11 November] after new bills were tabled to reform elections. The divergent views among opposition political parties yet again reflected a complex landscape of priorities, strategies, and visions for the future of the country’s democracy. The political spectrum once again found itself divided on the question of whether to first amend the constitution or focus on electoral and political reforms that were first tabled in Parliament on [10 November]. The tabling of bills related to the National Electoral Commission (NEC), the President, Parliamentarians and Councillors, and Political Parties Affairs in Parliament marked a significant development. However, the move prompted mixed reactions among political actors, especially from prominent opposition parties.
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