Tanzania Opposition demands fresh elections

Tanzania Opposition demands fresh elections, calls for mass protests

Tanzania's incumbent President and presidential candidate of ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) John Magufuli (R). Credit: AFP

Tanzania's opposition on Saturday called on its supporters to take to the streets and protest President John Magufuli's resounding election victory, which it has rejected as fraudulent, demanding a rerun.

"We first call for fresh elections as soon as possible. We call for continuous, peaceful, countrywide demonstrations until our demands are met," Chadema chairman Freeman Mbowe said at a joint press conference with another opposition party, ACT-Wazalendo.