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Vol 55 No 21

Published 24th October 2014


Mozambique

Frelimo braces for impact

A major swing towards the opposition is likely but the spectre of poll-fraud casts a shadow over tomorrow’s vote

All the signs point to victory for Frente de Libertação de Moçambique presidential candidate Filipe Nyusi in the polls on 15 October, but the outcome of the parliamentary contest is much less certain for the party which has ruled since Independence in 1975. To avoid a tricky second round, Filipe Nyusi must poll more than 50% of the votes: in a run-off, he would face a united anti-Frelimo vote, which is currently split between Afonso Dhlakama's Resistência Nacional Moçambicana (Renamo) and Daviz Simango's Movimento Democrático de Moçambique (MDM).

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