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Tanzania drops plan to bar candidates in elections

The Tanzanian authorities have reversed a decision to disqualify many opposition candidates from local elections on 24 November.

Minister of State Selemani Jafo said leniency would be shown to allow previously barred candidates to stand.

A number had been told they would not be allowed to take part due to spelling mistakes and other errors on official forms.

Several opposition parties – including the biggest, Chadema – had announced that they would boycott the local elections, condemning them as a mockery of the democratic process.

By BBC

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