Tanzania Election: John Magufuli wins

  • John Magufuli, of the governing CCM party, has won Tanzania's presidential election 58% of the vote - his closest rival, Edward Lowassa, won just short of 40% of the votes.

  • Mr. Lowassa has refused to recognise the result, making allegations of vote rigging. 

  • In a statement, UN Secretary General Ban-Ki moon congratulated 'the people, Government and political parties of Tanzania for the peaceful and orderly manner in which the country held its elections'.