In Tanzania, president delays constitutional reform ahead of 2024 elections
By 13 September 2023
Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan (photo credit: Patrick Semansky via AP Photo)
Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan has signaled, once again, her reluctance to allow changes to the supreme law, until, at least after the next elections. The country is headed for civic elections in 2024, as well as later parliamentary and presidential polls in 2025. [...] Yet Samia, whether tactical or logically, says the country has no time to prepare for elections while amending its laws. “It will take time to write and endorse the new constitution. We are going to start with awareness and education campaigns to the people of Tanzania to make them know what the constitution is before we sit down to write a new constitution”, she said in Dar es Salaam on [11 September], speaking to a gathering of political party leaders.
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