Statement from the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania

The United States Embassy is closely following the electoral process throughout Tanzania.  We continue to monitor the tabulation of votes, including the ongoing work of the Zanzibar Electoral Commission (ZEC) to tally results of the Zanzibar presidential election, and urge that the process be concluded in a timely and transparent manner.  We call on all government officials to respect the role of official observers, allowing full and free access to all elements of the election process.  We urge all parties to engage in a transparent, fair, and peaceful electoral process.