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Vol 65 No 1

Published 4th January 2024


Frelimo set to steal polls again

The massive fraud in the local elections looks like a dress rehearsal for Frelimo fixing the result of the presidential contest in October

All eyes are on the October general election, which will produce no surprises. Having practised the fraud in the municipal polls of October 2023, the ruling Frente de Libertaçao de Moçambique (Frelimo) will win after rigging on an epic scale. The electoral roll will be filled with thousands of 'ghost' voters, especially in non-Frelimo dominated regions, backed by censorship of the media, intimidation of opposition election workers and candidates, corrupt police and judges, and abuses of all civic and electoral rights by the security forces.

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