The Zanzibar election of 29 October 2000

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Zanzibar Treason Trial: Govt Objects To The Defense
TOMRIC News Agency (Dar es Salaam), 3 March 2000. The treason trial of 18 members of the Civic United Front (CUF), most arrested late 1997, resumes. The councilors ask for dismissal on the grounds that Zanzibar could not be prone to a coup because it was not a sovereign state.
Zanzibar Opposition Members Denied Right to Stand Or Vote in Elections
Document from Article 19, 24 August 2000. 18 members of the Zanzibar opposition have behind bars for over two years without trial on charges of treason. Denial of bail means that all the prisoners have now been disenfranchised, as they were not able to register to vote.
Polls Registration Impressive in Zanzibar-ZEC
TOMRIC News Agency (Dar es Salaam), 1 September 2000. About 98 percent of eligible voters have been registered in Zanzibar ahead of the October 29 general elections the figure which the Zanzibar Electoral Commission (ZEC) say is impressive.
Policemen Disperse Women ‘Praying for Peace’
TOMRIC Agency, 11 October 2000. A group of women allegedly praying for peace in response to a call for all Muslims to pray during the election campaign were dispersed by the police at midnight at the residence of the CUF presidential candidate, Mr. Seif Shariff Hamad.
Focus On the Election Run-up
UN Integrated Regional Information Network, 11 October 2000. Zanzibar is likely to see violence in the run-up—and possibly the aftermath—of presidential and parliamentary elections set for 29 October 2000. The opposition CUF stands a real chance of winning the presidency or a parliamentary majority.
Political Genie Returns to Haunt Zanzibar Archipelago
By Nicodemus Odhiambo, Panafrican News Agency, 30 October 2000. The race in Zanzibar had been predicted to be tough between Seif Shariff Hamad of the Civic United Front or CUF and Aman, the son of the founding president of Zanzibar, Abeid Karume. The situation is calm but tense.
Zanzibar On the Brink of Another Political Deadlock
By Anaclet Rwegayura, Panafrican News Agency, 31 October 2000. Now, in the midst of their second plural election, the Zanzibaris find themselves unable to go forward. The eventual outcome is rather unpredictable.
Opposition Mull Over Zanzibar's Future After Sham Poll
By Nicodemus Odhiambo, Panafrican News Agency, 5 November 2000. At least four opposition parties in Zanzibar are pondering their next move after boycotting Sunday's partial rerun of the island's 2000 multiparty elections as counting of the highly controversial poll continues on the archipelago.
Ruling party wins majority after controversial Zanzibar polls
AFP, 7 November 2000. The long-ruling Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party won a majority of the contested seats in the legislature. Of the 50 filled seats in the House of Representatives, the CCM won 34, against 16 for the main opposition party the Civic United Front (CUF).