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Tanzania's Kikwete leads poll with 63 pct of vote

By | November 5th 2010 at 00:00:00 GMT +0300


Tanzania's incumbent President Jakaya Kikwete has so far won 62.8 percent of the presidential vote with two-thirds of the constituencies counted, according to Thomson Reuters calculations on Thursday.

Results posted for each constituency on Tanzania's National Electoral Commission website handed Kikwete 3.28 million votes out of the 5.22 million ballots counted.

The ruling party had garnered 168 of the 239 parliamentary seats in the country.

Kikwete is seeking a second and final term at the helm of east Africa's second largest economy.

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Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete Thomson Reuters
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