Tanzanian Court Annuls Presidential Appointees' Role in Elections

 A High Court has ruled that sections 7(1) and 7(3) of the National Elections Act 2010, giving powers to presidential appointees to become returning officers on behalf of the electoral agency during elections, is unconstitutional and contravenes the independence of the national electoral commission.

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