John Magufuli of the incumbent CCM party won the Tanzania presidential election on 29 October. Despite predictions of a tight result Magufuli secured a comfortable 58.5% of the vote. The CCM majority means that policy shocks in the oil and gas sector are unlikely. Magufuli's first test will be resolving the electoral crisis in Zanzibar where relations with the mainland are increasingly strained. With TPDC involved in internal restructuring our timeline for LNG progress is unchanged.