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Chadema picks Tundu Lissu to battle Magufuli in 2020 polls

A total of 453 general council members out of 456 attended the decisive meeting held at the Mlimani City Conference Center in Dar es Salaam on Monday, where Tanzania’s main opposition party, Chadema, nominated national vice-chairman Tundu Lissu as its presidential candidate for the October 28 General Election, pending approval by the national delegates conference slated for Tuesday.

Deputy secretary-general of Chadema, Salum Mwalimu (Zanzibar) has been proposed as Mr. Lissu’s running mate, while Mr. Said Issa Mohamed has been picked as Chadema Presidential candidate for Zanzibar.

Mr. Lissu collected 405 votes, defeating central zone chairman Lazaro Nyalandu and Dr. Mayrose Majinge who collected 36 votes and one vote respectively.

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