On Monday, another political party was born in this country. The Registrar of Political Parties gave the Alliance for Democratic Change provisional registration, to make a total of 19 political parties in existence since the reintroduction of multiparty democracy. At Independence in 1961, Tanganyika had four parties, the Tanganyika African National Union (TANU), the United Tanganyika Party, the
African National Congress, and the All Muslim National Unity of Tanganyika. Is the situation now true democracy or is it fragmentation?