Tanzania Centre for Democracy (TCD) is holding a two-day national stakeholder conference to discuss the state of multiparty democracy and the path forward for the upcoming local government and general elections in 2024 and 2025, respectively, as part of its concerted initiatives to facilitate political dialogue for consensus building on national issues.
The Political Parties Act and the National Election Act are two important national problems that need to be discussed.
There are still gaps in the constitution and national election Act that need to be filled in order to strengthen the electoral processes and procedures, despite the fact that the Constitution, rules, and regulations permit elections to be held every five years as part of our culture of democratic power transfer. In light of recent developments made by President of the United Republic of Tanzania, HE Samia Suluhu Hassan, under her 4R philosophy (Reconciliation, Resilience, Reform and Rebuilding), the conference will give stakeholders the chance to continue advocating for the expansion of democracy and to discuss the state of implementation of TCDs national conference recommendations, which were presented to the government in April 2022.
The event is targeting to bring together 150 key democratic stakeholders including national leaders of all 19 registered Political Parties, CSOs, Academicians, Development Partners, Religious leaders, Embassies, Government institutions, eminent persons, Media houses and representatives of TCD District Dialogue Forums (DDFs).
The event will also be streamed online for more public engagement.