United Republic of Tanzania

National Assembly

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections


Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote


Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total Directly elected Women seats
Revolutionary Party of Tanzania (CCM) 350 256 94
Chadema (Party for Democracy and Development) 20 1 19
Civic United Front (CUF) 3 3 0
ACT Wazalendo 4 4 0
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
Number of women elected
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
- As at 24 January 2021, out of 384 members of parliament,141 were women parliamentarians.
- Two male and two female members representing Zanzibar were subsequently elected.
- As at 24 March 2021, Parliament comprised 388 members including 143 women as follows:

245 male members:
- 238 members directly elected
- 3 members elected from Zanzibar
- 3 members appointed by the President (out of 5 members appointed so far)
- The Attorney General

143 female members:
- 26 women directly elected (out of 264 directly elected members)
- 113 women indirectly elected by political parties in proportion to their share of the electoral
- 2 members elected from Zanzibar
- 2 presidential appointees (out of 5 appointed so far)

Parliament may comprise five more presidential appointees.
Parliament (22.01.2021, 24.01.2021, 24.03.2021)
Women Directly Elected
Women Indirectly Elected
Women Appointed

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Job J. Ndugai (Male)
Political party
Revolutionary Party of Tanzania (CCM)
Date of election