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Briefing paper

BP133: Tanzanian citizens assess the performance of Parliament and consider its responsibility for legislation and oversight

Afrobarometer Briefing Paper No. 133
2 Mar 2014 Tanzania
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This briefing paper examines the way Tanzanians perceive the National Assembly and its functioning in the post-multiparty election era (i.e., since 1995). Prior to 1995, it can be argued that the elections had some democratic trappings; however, in a true democracy the political process is inclusive of opposition contestation and allows for the full participation of all citizens regardless of ideology, political affiliation, ethnicity/tribe, religion or any other criteria that maybe used to disenfranchise any group or segment of society.