Magufuli sworn in after disputed poll
Thursday, November 5th, 2020 13:29 | < 1 min read
Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has been sworn in for a second term following his victory in last week's disputed election.
More than 12 countries have been represented at the ceremony, as well as delegates from the African Union and the Southern African Development Community.
#UAPISHOJPM Tayari Rais Mteule Dkt. @MagufuliJP na Makamu wa Rais mteule @SuluhuSamia wamekula kiapo cha kuiongoza Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania kwa miaka mitano (2020 - 2025).#TanzaniaUpdates pic.twitter.com/SuCcOEcR5D— Msemaji Mkuu wa Serikali (@TZMsemajiMkuu) November 5, 2020
Mr Magufuli took the oath of office at a sports stadium in the capital, Dodoma, with crowds streaming in from early in the morning.
A government spokesman has tweeted photos of the ceremony.
Mr Magufuli won 84% of the vote, in a poll rejected by the opposition as fraudulent.
His main rival, Tundu Lissu, got 13% of the vote.
The election commission denied that the election was rigged.