Tanzania: Twittering 2010 Tanzania General Elections

Tanzanians voted on on 31 October 2010 to elect the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, President of Zanzibar, Members of Parliament and Members of the Zanzibar House of Representatives. Using hashtags #UchaguziTZ, #uchaguzi, and #TZelect, Tanzanian netizens have been keeping their followers updated with results and on-the-ground observations.

Six hours ago (at the time of writing this post) Shurufu reported:

NCCR has won two parliamentary seats in Kigoma! Kasulu Mjini and Kasulu Kijijini. #uchaguzitz #tzelect

Babukadja announced:

CHADEMA yaangusha waziri Mbulu

CHADEMA [main opposition in mainland Tanzania] deafeats a minister in Mbulu [a constituency in Arusha]

On October 31, 2010 Zitto Kabwe announced on his Twitter page that he has defended his seat for Kigoma North:

I have defended my seat!

Four hours ago Human Rights Tanzania posted a link to their election photos:

I posted 13 photos on Facebook in the album “2010 General Elections” http://fb.me/EuZP0rGd

JamiiForums confirms parliamentary results in Kabwe, Dar Es Salaam:

CONFIRMED: Halima Mdee wins Kawe Constituency #uchaguzi #uchaguzitz | http://bit.ly/98tzsb

The ruling party, CCM, accepts defeats in 51 constituencies (from JamiiForums):

CCM yakiri kupoteza viti 51 mpaka sasa #uchaguzi #uchaguzitz | http://bit.ly/9u79Hp

DarajaTZ notes that there is no violence in Njombe:

@kevarist Calm indeed, here in Njombe. Can be said of everywhere, though (touch wood) seems to be nothing too out of hand.

DarajaTZ on the perfomance of Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation:

TBC [Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation} had some great live coverage from Ubungo. Media accountability in action. Then they cut it off mid-flow.

Elsie did not expect the ruling party to win presidential election in Zanzibar:

Can't quite wrap my head around the idea of Shein as President of Zanzibar. I didn't see this coming kabisa [at all].

DarajaTZ quotes EU Election Observers:

EU Election Observers: “A peaceful and generally orderly election day; key stages of the process lacked transparency” #uchaguzitz

Prince Msangala notes that,

Chadema has worn hearts of the middle-class. Those disaffected by excesses of CCM

Grace Martinn smells change in the air:

We are smelling #changes…#eatv #Uchaguzi More good news to come.Where are the posts from political parties we used to see during camp…

SubiNukta can't wait for the new parliament to officially open:

Bunge la safari hii, natamani lianze kesho! Yaani ni fulu mixi. Wanawake, Wanaume, Vijana, Wazee, Wakulima, Waganga, Wachungaji, Mafisadi…

I wish the new parliament started working tomorrow. It is full mix. Women, men, the young, the old, farmers, herbalists, priests, thieves…

Shafiq celebrates:

We did it Kawe.. We Did It!! CCM out hahahaa.. Halima Mdee my new MP! Love it

Tweet celebration tonight:

Anyway, gotta get back to work.. Tweet celebration tonight!

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