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Tanzania’s New President To Continue Breach Of Some Democratic Principles

Updated: Jul 1, 2021

Africa | Tanzania June 30, 2021

Tanzania’s President Samia Hassan who celebrated 100 days on the throne on June 28, 2021, has said her government will not permit the country’s politicians to hold public gatherings outside their constituencies. Also, she dismissed calls for a new Constitution for the East African nation, that have been going on for years now. Instead, the president said she intends to focus her efforts on economic development of the country. That was reported by some media on June 29, 2021.

According to the reports, the utterances of President Samia Hassan were immediately lambasted by the country’s opposition as amounting to continuation of illegal ban on lawful political activity by the government President Samia Hassan superseded. The previous government was heavily criticized both locally and internationally for, among others, suppressing opposition through harassment and perpetual arbitrary arrest and detention of opposition politicians and critics.

The above stance of President Samia Hassan is likely to have backlash against her popularity both locally and internationally. _________________________ © 2015 - 2021 Africauptodate. All Rights Reserved

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