Mozambique's Ruling Frelimo Wins Election

Oct. 24, 2014, 2:08 p.m.

Provisional results suggest Mozambique’s ruling Frelimo party and its presidential candidate Filipe NYUSI have won the elections, held last Wednesday, 15 October 2014. Elections were held for 250 seats in the Assembly of the Republic / Assembleia da República, or parliament. Initially there were reports of the opposition party, Renamo, rejecting the results and alleging fraud. However, according to observation groups like the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the election was generally peaceful and credible. With votes counted from all provinces, the National Election Commission's tally suggested Frelimo’s Filipe NYUSI winning the presidency with 57 percent of votes, and Renamo’s Afonso DHLAKAMA following with 36 percent, and the Mozambique Democratic Movement's (MDM) Daviz SIMANGO earning around 7 percent. [1]


[1] http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/24/us-mozambique-election-idUSKCN0ID1GC20141024

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