Tanzania: 1995 National Assembly election results

Updated September 2010

The elections for most constituencies took place on 29-30 October 1995, but in seven constituencies in Dar es Salaam (Ilala, Ukonga, Kinondoni, Ubungo, Kawe, Temeke and Kigamboni) the National Electoral Commission was forced to nullify the voting and fresh elections were held on 19 November 1995 (National Electoral Commission 1997, 53-60).

Voting statistics

Estimated eligible 11 017 429
Registered Voters 8 929 969
% Registered 81.05
Total votes 6 846 681
% Turnout 76.67
Valid votes 6 440 913
Spoilt votes 405 768
% Spoilt votes 5.93

Table source

National Electoral Commission 1997, xix, 65, 68.

Women's representation

Eight women won seats to the National Assembly, forming 2.97% of the 269 members elected from constituencies (Meena 1997). When the 37 seats reserved for women are added in the total number of women rises to 45 or 16.73% of the 269 directly elected members.

Results

Note: The five members elected by the House of Representatives of Zanzibar, presidential nominees and the Attorney General are excluded from the table below (for more information see National Assembly seat allocation).

Party Votes Seats
No % Constituency Women Total %
CCM 3 814 206 59.22 186 28 214 79.55
NCCR-Mageuzi 1 406 343 21.83 16 3 19 7.06
CHADEMA 396 825 6.16 3 1 4 1.49
CUF 323 432 5.02 24 4 28 10.41
UDP 213 547 3.32 3 1 4 1.49
TADEA 76 636 1.19 0 0 0 0.00
NRA 60 707 0.94 0 0 0 0.00
UMD 41 257 0.64 0 0 0 0.00
TLP 27 963 0.43 0 0 0 0.00
NLD 26 666 0.41 0 0 0 0.00
UPDP 19 841 0.31 0 0 0 0.00
PONA 18 155 0.28 0 0 0 0.00
PPT-Maendeleo 15 335 0.24 0 0 0 0.00
Total 6 440 913 99.99 232 37 269 100.00

Table source

National Electoral Commission 1997, 66, 68, 69.

References

LODGE, T, KADIMA, D & POTTIE, D (eds) 2002 Compendium of Elections in Southern Africa, EISA.

MEENA, R 1997 "Gender Issues in the 1995 General Elections in Tanzania" IN Mushi, SS & Mukandala RS (eds) Multiparty Democracy in Transition: Tanzania's 1995 General Elections, Tanzania Election Monitoring Committee.

NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION 1997 The Report of the National Electoral Commission on the 1995 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections.