Tanzania elections: Violent clashes witnessed in Zanzibar
Tanzania elections: 42 arrested in Zanzibar after clash between police and locals
South Africa | African National Congress | Oliver Tambo interview | A Plus 4| 1985
General elections were held in Tanzania on 27 October 1985. The country was a one-party state at the time, with the Chama Cha Mapinduzi as the sole legal party. For the National Assembly election there were two candidates from the same party in each constituencies, whilst the presidential election was effectively a referendum on CCM's candidate Ali Hassan Mwinyi, who succeeded Julius Nyerere as president.