Tanzania's incumbent President Jakaya Kikwete has been returned to office following last weekend's elections. Mr Kikwete won just over 61% of the votes, beating candidates from opposition parties. The election commission dismissed claims of irregularities in the count. Mr Kikwete has been credited with boosting the nation's economy, but his opponents say he has failed to tackle widespread poverty. Tanzania boasts east Africa's second-biggest economy, although more than 50% of Tanzanians still live below the poverty line, according to the IMF.