Tanzania one year after the election – seen from the oppositions’ view
In October 2015, Tanzania held its most competitive election to date. The ruling party, Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), won as it has done at every election since the Independence in 1961. Still, major changes have ensued. The new president, John Magufuli, by many seen as a party outsider, has set about changing the face of Tanzanian politics and society. His crack-down on corruption is hugely popular – so is his emphasis on a higher work ethics in government offices. However, these changes come with an authoritarian streak. Opposition party activities are banned; opposition politicians are arrested; a newspaper has been closed and freedom of expression is under threat. Moreover, political problems on Zanzibar continue to plague the Union.
At this seminar Monday, 26 September, representatives from the opposition party, Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA), will analyse the governance issues that these changes have brought about. Moreover, an analysis of major political differences on burning social, political and economic issues between CHADEMA and CCM will be presented.
CHADEMA is in Denmark invited by the Conservative Party as part of their Party-to-Party partnership under the Democracy Assistance Programme of the Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy DIPD.
Vincent Mashinji, Secretary-General, CHADEMA
John Mrema, Director of Publicity & Foreign Affairs, CHADEMA
Ole Therkildsen, Emeritus Researcher, DIIS
14:05-14:25 How is it to be an opposition party in today’s Tanzania?
14:25-14:45 Major political disagreements between CHADEMA and CCM
14:45-15:00 Coffee break
Chair: Ole Therkildsen
DIIS ∙ Danish Institute for International Studies
Gl. Kalkbrænderi Vej 51A – 2100 Copenhagen
The seminar will be in English. Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. Please use our online registration form no later than Monday, 26 September 2016 at 10.00 am. Sign up