In Tanzania, president states intention to form constitutional reform committee

9 March 2023
Flag of Tanzania (photo credit: David_Peterson via pixabay)
Flag of Tanzania (photo credit: David_Peterson via pixabay)
Tanzania's President Samia Suluhu Hassan vowed [on 8 March] to restore competitive politics in the country and jump-start a stalled process to review the constitution, long a demand of the opposition. Hassan, in power for 23 months, has sought to restore democratic norms in the East African nation and extended overtures to her political rivals, including lifting a ban on opposition rallies in January. "I promise you more reforms to build our new nation with competitive politics," the 63-year-old told an opposition gathering celebrating International Women's Day. [...] On [8 March], she promised to form a committee for constitutional reforms, without specifying the timelines. Rights groups and opposition parties have been pushing hard for a rewriting of the constitution to include changes to limit presidential powers.
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