Election: CCM presents list of finalists

CCM has picked their candidate to run for the country's top job. Photo: contributed

CCM has narrowed it’s list of candidates for the country’s top job to 3 names.  Photo: contributed

Update: Following ballot collection for the final vote, CCM Chairman Jakaya Kikwete says the party will reconvene Sunday morning at 10:00.

Ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) has narrowed it’s list of presidential hopefuls to three names.

CCM’s twitter feed named the top three finalists in the race for the party’s top spot as Minister of Works John Magufuli, Constitutional and Legal Affairs Minister Asha-Rose Migiro and African Union Ambassador to the United States Amina Salum Ali.

In total, 38 hopefuls stepped forward in their bid to replace party chairman and President Jakaya Kikwete, who is wrapping up his second and final term in office.

Former Prime Minister Edward Lowassa was not named as a finalist by the party.

CCM has ruled Tanzania for over 50 years.

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