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Title:Consolidation of the Government of National Unity in Zanzibar
Author:Research and education for democracy in Tanzania (REDET), Dar es Salaam
Year:2012
Issue:20
Pages:65
Language:English
Series:REDET programme books
City of publisher:Dar es Salaam
Publisher:Research and education for democracy in Tanzania (REDET)
ISBN:9789987609505
Geographic terms:Tanzania
Zanzibar
Subjects:government
parliament
political change
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Abstract:The phrase 'intractable' conflict was frequently used to describe the partisan political divide that afflicted Zanzibar since the decolonization process started in the 1950s. Competetive multiparty elections, a revolution, one-party socialist rule, the re-introduction of multiparty elections and a succession of peace negotiations in the 1990s and 2000s did little to dampen polarization in Zanzibar. However, in November 2009 Zanzibaris took an important step toward channeling politics into peaceful means through the creation of an inclusive political system based on a Government of National Unity. With the 2010 general elections there are signs that the 'intractable conflict' can be transcended and a new political era can be created in Zanzibar. The chapters in this book, based on papers presented at the second conference on the state of politics in Zanzibar, provide an early evaluation of the Government of National Unity. Contributions: Opening remarks by the first vice President of Zanzibar (Seif Sharif Hamad); The constitutional premises of the GNU in Zanzibar (Yahya Khamis Hamad); The executive/cabinet in Zanzibar (Ali Uki); The working of the legislature in Zanzibar (Mussa Kombo Bakari); The Government of National Unity and inclusion: the Zanzibar experience (Ally Saleh); Strengthening of the Government of National Unity of Zanzibar (Omar Othman Makungu); Closing remarks by the second vice President of Zanzibar (Seif Ali Iddi); Recommendations of the second conference on the state of politics in Zanzibar.
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