A man casts his ballot at a polling station during the presidential and parliamentary election in Ilala polling station, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, October 25, 2015. REUTERS/Sadi Said
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Tanzanians voted in presidential and general elections Sunday, in what is expected to be the tightest race in the history of East Africa's most populous country.Lowassa was one of the first to cast his vote in the remote center at Ngarash, in the northern Arusha district.Outgoing President Jakaya Kikwete, who is not running having served his constitutional two-term limit, has ordered the police to boost security to ensure peaceful voting in the country of some 52 million people.Kikwete, at a final rally for the CCM, made a rare direct attack on Lowassa -- a long-time former colleague -- who he called "corrupt and greedy", and accused of seizing land illegally while lands minister.As well as a presidential race, voters will also be casting ballots in parliamentary and local polls Sunday, including on the semi-autonomous archipelago of Zanzibar, just off mainland Tanzania, which will also hold its own presidential elections.
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