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Vol 56 No 1

Published 9th January 2015


New faces, old issues

Good will and hopefulness greet Nyusi. But a still-disgruntled Renamo clouds the picture, as do corruption fears

After he takes office on 15 January and Parliament reconvenes, President Filipe Nyusi is expected to bring many new and younger faces to cabinet as his predecessor Armando Guebuza's allies move on. Now that the dust has settled on the controversial general elections, Nyusi's first steps have been to try to unify the governing Frente de Libertação de Moçambique . He still has some influential opponents in Frelimo, though, including Graça Machel, widow of Founding President Samora Machel and later, of South African President Nelson Mandela. Even Luísa Dias Diogo, his biggest rival for the presidential nomination and a former Prime Minister, has pledged her backing, as has ex-President Joaquim Chissano.

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