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Vol 54 No 18

Published 6th September 2013


Mozambique

Frelimo may compromise

Renamo’s campaign for a bigger slice of public life has little support but Frelimo seems unable to capitalise on that and may make concessions

As the Frente de Libertação de Moçambique’s armed stand-off continues with the opposition Resistência Nacional Mocambicana (Renamo), Frelimo is beginning to worry about the impact on the coming elections (AC Vol 54 No 17, Renamo ramps up the pressure). There is little doubt that the governing party will continue to dominate the local elections, which are due on 20 November, but they are unlikely to be the easy cruise to victory that was anticipated only a few weeks ago.

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