Dilemmas of Political Transition: Towards Institutionalisation of Multiparty Democracy In Tanzania

"The paper identifies Tanzania’s democracy as an electoral democracy that is consolidating, albeit at a snail’s pace and despite the numerous challenges it continues to face. Since the introduction of multiparty politics Tanzania is, still going through a transition process. Even though it’s transition seems to be protracted the end result is more likely to be a successful installation of democracy than a return to authoritarianism. While the report puts great emphasis on issues relating to democratic consolidation in Tanzania as it evaluates Tanzania ’s political situation along a number of key democracy determinants – namely, donor assist in democracy and governance; electoral administration, political parties, civil society and political conflicts – in essence it is a report strictly analyzing Tanzania’s electoral democracy, as it presents an in-depth analysis of Tanzania’s electoral democratic deficits."