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Vol 52 No 19

Published 23rd September 2011


By-election business

The resignation of three Frente de Libertação de Moçambique mayors is raising strong political interest, as well as the hopes of opposition parties, in the by-elections set for 7 December. The mayors, Pio Matos of Quelimane, Sidique Yacub of Pemba, and Arnaldo Maloa of Cuamba, all elected in the 2008 polls, resigned in August. All three stood down for ‘personal reasons’ but the timing suggested they had been ordered to go by Frelimo.

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