Tanzania's ruling party warns int'l organizations against meddling with country's internal affairs

Source: Xinhua| 2019-11-28 23:29:25|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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DAR ES SALAAM, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), Tanzania's ruling party, on Thursday warned international organizations to stop interfering with the nation's internal affairs.

Bashiru Ali, CCM's secretary general, said international organizations working in Tanzania were not in a position to meddle with the internal affairs of the country.

Ali also warned senior party and government officials, including ministers, who colluded with the international organizations to paint a negative image of the country.

He was addressing a public rally in the Zanzibar archipelago after the United States and the United Kingdom had expressed concern over last Sunday's civic polls in which the ruling party won 99.9 percent of the votes.

Announcing the election results on Monday, Selemani Jafo, the Minister of State in the President's Office responsible for Regional Administration and Local Government, said CCM won in 12,260 villages out of 12,262 villages which was equivalent to 99.9 percent victory.

At least seven political parties announced withdrawal from the elections, citing irregularities in the electoral process.

The seven parties that have pulled out of the polls were among the 22 registered political parties in the country.

Jafo said last week at least 539,953 people had submitted electoral forms seeking to be nominated as candidates hunting for leadership positions in the civic polls.

"The number of people who have submitted their forms amounts to 97.29 percent," Jafo said.

Jafo said the target was to register 22.9 million voters but only 19.7 million were registered for the polls.