As they do every 5 years, Tanzania held their presidential election today, the 25th of October. There is only one party who has ever held power of the country and this is the first time that another party has a real chance to win. The country seems pretty split and things are getting quite exciting. Since there are two large, differing views right now there have been many rallies and a few demonstrations for each party. Peace Corps has its volunteers here in Tanzania on a “standfast,” meaning we’re not allowed to leave our sites for a total of two weeks, and hopefully things will calm down quick after the elections. Tanzania has very different laws about what you are allowed to say about politics on the Internet, so I’m going to stop there, but I highly encourage you to do some research. It is a very interesting and historically close election. They should have the results out in a few days.
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