Briefing from ROAPE Volume 19 Number 54
Tanzania Introduces Multi-party System
An historic decision to make Tanzania a multi-party state was taken at the extraordinary national conference of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) held in Dar es Salaam on 18-19 February 1992. The national conference, the highest decision-making organ of CCM (The Revolutionary Party) was called to discuss the recommendation of its National Executive Committee (NEC) that a multi-party democracy should be introduced in Tanzania. The government subsequently issued constitutional proposals and amendments for deliberation by the Tanzanian Parliament in the session scheduled to start on 28 April 1992. This passage of these amendments will bring to an end Chama Cha Mapinduzi's status as the sole legal political party and as the supreme organisation of state.