Tanzania's ruling party wins presidential election, to extend grip on power after 5 decades

October 29, 2015 2:07 PM

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DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – Tanzania's election commission has declared ruling party candidate John Pombe Magufuli as the winner of the country's presidential election.

The election commission announced Thursday that Magufuli of the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (Revolutionary Party) had won with 58 percent of votes. His rival, Edward Lowassa of the Chadema party, got 40 percent.

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