Tanzania's two leading opposition parties reject poll, demand new vote

Freeman Mbowe, chairman of Chadema, Tanzanian main opposition party arrives at Kisutu Magistrate Court in Dar es Salaam
Freeman Mbowe, chairman of Chadema, Tanzanian main opposition party arrives at Kisutu Magistrate Court in Dar es Salaam

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania's two leading opposition parties said on Saturday they will not recognise results of a presidential election that handed incumbent leader John Magufuli another term this week.

"We demand that the election be called afresh right away," Freeman Mbowe, chairman of the opposition CHADEMA party, said in a post on his Twitter account.

(Writing by Elias Biryabarema; Editing by Angus MacSwan)