SYND 10 3 80 TANZANIAN PRESIDENT NYERERE MEETS PERTINI AND COSSIGA
SYND 23 4 80 PRESIDENT NYERERE MEETS WITH SWAPO LEADER NUJOMA IN DAR ES SALAAM
General elections were held in Tanzania on 26 October 1980. The country was a one-party state at the time, with the Chama Cha Mapinduzi as the sole legal party, following the 1977 merger of the mainland-based Tanganyika African National Union and the Zanzibar-based Afro-Shirazi Party, which had previously operated as the sole legal parties in their areas. For the National Assembly election there were two candidates from the same party in each of the 106 constituencies, whilst the presidential election was effectively a referendum on CCM leader Julius Nyerere's candidacy.