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President museveni congratulates john pomber magufuli upon a land slide victory

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According to new vision, john Pombe Magufuli, was the flagbearer for the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi, garnered 84% of the votes while his closest rival, the Chadema party candidate, Tundu Lissu, 52, won only 13%.

“Congratulations to His Excellency @MagufuliJP [Magufuli] and Chama Cha Mapinduzi Party on the resounding victory in the just-concluded elections,” Museveni posted on his Twitter handle on Saturday.
 
“Uganda looks forward to working even more closely with you and the people of Tanzania to deepen our social, economic, and political ties. Hongera,” he added.

Magufuli was declared the winner on Friday by the country’s electoral commission. 

“The commission declares John Magufuli of CCM (Chama Cha Mapinduzi) who garnered the majority of votes as the winner in the presidential seat…” said commission chairman Semistocles Kaijage.

Voter turnout was 50.7% from more than 29 million voters, with over 260,000 votes declared invalid, media reported.

In 2015, Magufuli won with only 58% of the vote and this time he slashed his opponent very far.

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