"The update begins by revisiting Tanzania’s union structure, which has of late seen its fair share of discontent from the minority parties. Proclamations of dissatisfaction with the Union structure have been coming predominantly from the largest opposition party in Tanzania, the Civic United Front, which has over the years made repeated calls for a referendum to decide on the future of the union. Tanzania’s history of elections under the single party system is presented before proceeding with a brief overview on the two elections held to date since the introduction of the multiparty system. Within this context the political environment which has been plagued with opposition discontent over the seemingly unlevelled and unfair playing field will also briefly be discussed."