Tanzania's electoral commission has set 28 October as the date for general elections, the Citizen newspaper reports.
The commission's chairman Justice Semistocles Kaijage has told a media briefing that election campaigns will start on 26 August and end a day before the election.
Presidential and parliamentary candidates will submit their names to the commission on 25 August, he said.
President John Magufuli, 60, will seek re-election for a five-year term.
The ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi party has been in power since 1964 when mainland Tanganyika merged with Zanzibar to form the United Republic of Tanzania.
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