Tanzania’s John Magufuli dissolves Parliament ahead of elections

Via: Aljazeera

Tanzania’s parliament has been dissolved ahead of elections due in October, with President John Magufuli pledging a “free and fair” vote in a country where the opposition has decried a climate of fear and violence. Magufuli, who took office in 2015 promising a crackdown on corruption but whose time in office has drawn criticism by rights groups, urged all political parties to “avoid insults and violence” while campaigning. The dissolution comes just days after Tanzanian opposition leader Freeman Mbowe, who has announced his intention to run against Magufuli, was allegedly beaten and hospitalised in what his Chadema party said was a “politically-motivated” attack.

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