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Shortly after achieving independence from Britain in the early 1960s, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the United Republic of Tanzania in 1964. One-party rule ended in 1995 with the first democratic elections held in the country since the 1970s. Zanzibar's semi-autonomous status and popular opposition led to two contentious elections since 1995, which the ruling party won despite international observers' claims of voting irregularities. The formation of a government of national unity between Zanzibar's two leading parties succeeded in minimizing electoral tension in 2010.

Tanzania is a presidential republic.

Source: CIA World Factbook

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August 1982

An Act to make provision for sources of revenue and the management of funds and resources of local government authorities and for other matters connected or incidental to securing the proper collection and sound management of Finances in the local government system.

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