More Women Pick Nomination Forms in Tanzania


first_imgTalk Africa: African Women Leaders AGOA Creating job opportunity for Tanzania women Supporters hold CCM posters Supporters hold CCM postersA total of 1,322 members of Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), majority being women, have applied to be considered for nomination to vie for various positions in the forthcoming general election.“This has been good, women can now challenge men,” Mr Vuai Ali Vuai, Deputy Secretary General, said in a press statement, mentioning that 699 women applied against 623 men for political leadership.He said that 378 applied to vie for Member of Parliament (Union), 358 House of Representatives (HR), 289 councillor, and 297 women special seats.Mr Vuai said in his statement that out of the applicants, 156, 137, and 109 women applied to stand in respective constituencies for MP, HR, and Councillor, respectively.The Deputy Secretary General commended all members particularly women for picking up forms to apply for nomination, saying gender balance in elections has been growing and justice will prevail in all stages of nomination.Elections for Special seats are over, while applicants for MP, HR, and Councillors are now finalizing their campaigns to woo voters in CCM branches before party-primary elections scheduled for August 01, 2015.Relatedcenter_img Tanzania to Pick New President on October 25thlast_img

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