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Mozambique

Republic of Mozambique

25,930,150 8

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

10,964,978 50.78%

Registered Voters (as of Nov. 18, 2014)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Mozambican Assembly Assembleia da República Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Filipe Jacinto NYUSI
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho DO ROSARIO
  • Assembly: Mozambique has a unicameral Assembly of the Republic (Assembleia da República) with 250 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the President.
  • In the Assembly of the Republic (Assembleia da República), 248 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms and 2 members are elected in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.
    • 248 seats are apportioned among 11 multi-member constituencies corresponding to the provinces in proportion to their populations. Two single-seat constituencies represent Mozamibcans living abroad in Africa and "other countries," respectively. According to the electoral law (2007) these seats are "both based in Maputo."
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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Mozambican Assembly 1999-12-03 4,724,097 7,099,105 66.54%
President 1999-12-03 4,934,352 7,099,105 69.51%
President 2004-12-02 3,329,177 9,142,151 36.42%
Mozambican Assembly 2004-12-02 3,321,926 9,142,151 36.34%
President 2009-10-28 3,965,785 7,099,105 55.86%
Mozambican Assembly 2009-10-28 4,387,250 9,871,949 44.44%
President 2014-10-15 5,333,665 10,964,978 48.64%
Mozambican Assembly 2014-10-15 5,316,936 10,964,978 48.49%

Voter Turnout