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Vol 55 No 21

Published 24th October 2014


Mozambique

Frelimo wins, Renamo revives

Persistent reports of fraud will not prevent wide acceptance of Nyusi’s victory, amid hopes of a more inclusive government

The most closely-fought campaign in 20 years of multiparty elections saw the governing party claim a decisive but controversial victory. Civil society organisations, the independent media and the opposition parties point to stuffed ballot boxes, missing electoral registers, the theft of ballot papers, restrictions on independent monitors from the Observatório Eleitoral (OE), the denial of credentials to other monitors and observers, and other abuses on behalf of the Frente de Libertação de Moçambique (Frelimo).

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