updated 9:43 AM UTC, Dec 29, 2017

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The presidential election held in the United Republic of Tanzania on October 25 saw a 67 per cent voter turnout.

According to official data published on October 29, John Magufuli from the ruling Party of the Revolution was declared the winner after the first round, in which he won 58.46 per cent of the vote.

International observers, including from the African Union and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), noted the free and open nature of the election.

Moscow welcomes Tanzania’s presidential election as a major milestone in the democratic development of its society.

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