Tanzania awaits result of tense presidential poll

Security staff carry ballot boxes at a polling station in Tanzania's commercial capital Dar es Salaam on October 26, 2015Tanzania’s ruling party presidential candidate took an early lead Tuesday as election officials counted votes for a second day, while several key ministers lost their seats. The polls are expected to be Tanzania’s tightest election race ever, with the governing party facing the first major challenge to its dominance in decades. Amid growing tension, the election commission has called for calm and warned only it can declare results.

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