Algeria has expressed satisfaction with the election process ahead of the general elections, slated for the last day of this month.
Algerian ambassador to Tanzania Djelloul Tabet said this during an interview yesterday in Dar es Salaam, where he gave his preliminary assessment of the election process, especial the campaign trails.
The envoy said he hoped that this year’s polls would be free and fair, and that signifies a historic fact that Tanzania is among the peaceful countries in Africa.
He said that on going campaign rallies had generally been conducted in peaceful environments in both Zanzibar and Tanzania mainland, whereby people got the opportunity to listen to party policies and election manifestos.
“The media is not biased; almost all political parties are getting coverages. By doing so, the media is helping people to understand and follow the process,” he said.
Tabet reminded that not in all countries in the world people were being given the right to participate in the voting exercise during general elections, urging Tanzanians to maintain the tradition.
He also urged legible voters to make sure that they fully participate in the election process.
Meanwhile, the envoy also said that he had been impressed by the campaigns in Zanzibar because for the first time after many years of misunderstands, the political atmosphere there was calm and “healthy,” signalling new hope and era for the Isle’s social, political and economic development.
Tabet challenged Tanzania to maintain its international credibility as a peaceful country, where by the elections are conducted peacefully.