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October 28, 1985

For the first time since independence 24 years ago, the people of the East African nation of Tanzania voted for a presidential candidate other than Julius K. Nyerere, who is retiring voluntarily. Nyerere has picked Ali Hassan Mwinyi, former leader of Tanzania's semiautonomous island of Zanzibar, to succeed him. Almost 7 million people were eligible to cast "yes" or "no" ballots for Mwinyi.

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