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Vol 54 No 17

Published 23rd August 2013


Mozambique

Frelimo decides 2014

The successor to President Armando Guebuza is expected to be decided in September at one of two meetings of the governing Frente de Libertação de Moçambique’s Political Commission, its highest-ranking body. Frelimo failed to settle the issue at its congress in Pemba in September 2012, in what was seen as a check on President Guebuza’s otherwise convincing grip on the party (AC Vol 53 No 20). He failed to change the constitution to allow a third term but aims nonetheless to call the shots as party leader, a post he will hold until at least 2017 (Vol 53 No 18).

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