Updated September 2010
Voting on the Mainland and 34 constituencies in Zanzibar took place on 29 October 2000. However, in 16 Zanzibari constituencies on Unguja (in the Urban West Region) inefficient distribution of electoral materials forced the Electoral Commission hold fresh elections on 5 November 2000. The Civic United Front, with the support of some of the other opposition parties, demanded that the rerun include all 50 Zanzibari constituencies and then boycotted the rerun when this demand was not met (National Electoral Commission 2001, 63, 66-67).
|Estimated eligible||10 303 891|
|Registered voters||10 088 484|
|Total votes||8 517 598|
|Valid votes||8 172 284|
|Spoilt votes||345 314|
|% Spoilt votes||4.05|
National Electoral Commission 2001, 72.
None of the candidates for the presidency or any of their vice presidential running mates were women. Edith Lucina of the National Convention for Construction and Reform (NCCR-Mageuzi) submitted deficient nomination forms to the National Electoral Commission and she was not able to correct them by the close of nominations (NEC 2001, 46).
If a presidential candidate is from the Mainland the running mate vice presidential candidate must be from Zanzibar and visa versa (Constitution 1977, Article 47(3)).
|Benjamin William Mkapa
Dr Omar Ali Juma
|Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM)||5 863 201||71.74|
|Prof Ibrahim Haruna Limpumba
Mohamed Nassor Khamis
|Civic United Front (CUF)||1 329 077||16.26|
|Augustino Lyatonga Mrema
Alli Idd Alli
|National Convention for Construction and Reform (NCCR-Mageuzi)||637 115||7.80|
|John Momose Cheyo
Omar Masoud Omar
|United Democratic Party (UDP)||342 891||4.20|
|Total||8 172 284||100.00|
National Electoral Commission 2001, 46, 72.
NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION 2001 The Report of the National Electoral Commission on the 2000 Presidential, Parliamentary and Councillors' Elections.