This is an interim statement on the observation of the Research and Education for Democracy in Tanzania (REDET) for the 2020 Tanzania General Elections undertaken by the National Electoral Commission (NEC). Article 74 (6) of the 1977 Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania has entrusted NEC with the responsibility of managing the electoral process in the country. In 2020 NEC implemented this task for the sixth time after Tanzania reverted to political pluralism which culminated into a multiparty political system. Within the constitutional and legal architecture of Tanzania, the entire electoral process included the delineation of electoral boundaries, updating of the Permanent National Voters’ Register (PNVR), nomination of candidates, election campaigns, voting, vote counting and declaration of results and provision of voter education.
The report is divided into five main parts starting with this introduction. Approach and Methodology form the second part of the report. The third part sets the context by discussing the legal, political and regulatory electoral environments. The fourth part provides the assessment of the electoral processes and the last part is conclusion.
Please click the file below to read the entire REDET Interim Statement on the 2020 General Elections in Tanzania, 3rd November 2020