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2014-10-21 Renamo's Renaissance, and Civil War As Election Strategy
[ISS]In 2009, the Mozambican National Resistance (Renamo) recorded its worst ever showing in an election. Its candidate, rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama, was trying so hard to play the respectable politician, yet he received only 650 679 votes (16,41% of the total). This was, astoundingly, over 300 000 votes fewer than he had garnered in the 2004 poll.

2014-10-21 Mozambique Elections - 'Now Frelimo Has to Listen'
[Daily Maverick]Although final results are still to be released, it's already clear that Mozambique's ruling party has clung onto power by a comfortable margin. Perhaps too comfortable - both major opposition parties are contesting the results, alleging widespread irregularities. Even so, Frelimo has not had it all its own way. A precipitous drop in support means the party has lost that precious two-thirds majority in parliament, and might just have to compromise every now and then.

2014-10-21 Angolan Head of State Congratulates Mozambican President Elect
[ANGOP]Luanda -The Angolan Head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, sent on Monday a message to the President elect of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi, wishing him success and happiness on the fulfillment of his noble term of office.

2014-10-21 Angolan Head of State Congratulates Mozambican Elect President
[ANGOP]Luanda -The Angolan Head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, sent on Monday a message to the Elect President of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi, wishing him success and happiness on the fulfillment of his noble term of office.

2014-10-21 Malawian Airlines Negotiates for Zim, Moza Route
[The Herald]Malawian Airlines said it is in the process of securing fifth freedom traffic right with Zimbabwe and Mozambique to enable the carrier to pick and drop passengers between the two countries.

2014-10-20 Ruling Party Polls Lead Shrinks
[AIM]Maputo -The parallel count of the votes in last Wednesday's Mozambican general elections still gives the ruling Frelimo Party and its presidential candidate, Filipe Nyusi, a substantial victory - but their lead over their main rivals, the former rebel movement Renamo, and its candidate, Afonso Dhlakama, has shrunk somewhat.

2014-10-20 Dhlakama Wants to Negotiate a Unity Government
[Mozambique Political Process Bulletin]Afonso Dhlakama believes he won the election last Wednesday and is telling diplomats he wants a national unity government. He is calling for negotiations to lead to a unity government which would then totally restructure the state apparatus and security forces to remove Frelimo influence. There would then be new elections in two years.

2014-10-20 UN Lauds 'Calm' Polls
[UN News]United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has commended the people of Mozambique for the "calm atmosphere" which prevailed during the presidential, legislative and provincial elections held in the souther Afircan country on 15 October 2014.

2014-10-20 Anomalies in Tete City Caused By Wrong Procedure
[AIM]Maputo -The western Mozambican city of Tete appeared to have an impossibly high number of polling station results sheets at the city-wide count on Sunday, because the City Elections Commission had been following the wrong procedure, the general director of the Electoral Administration Technical Secretariat (STAE), Felisberto Naife, told AIM on Monday.

2014-10-20 Election - Problems of Credibility in Some Areas
[AIM]Maputo -Although the count of votes at polling stations generally took place under good conditions in the Mozambican general elections held last Wednesday, in some areas the “desired pattern of transparency and credibility” was called into doubt, according to the Mozambican Bar Association (OAM).

2014-10-20 More Results Sheets Than Polling Stations
[AIM]Maputo -The tabulation of votes cast in last Wednesday's general elections has stopped in the western Mozambican city of Tete, because the Tete City Elections Commission has received an impossibly high number of results sheets.

2014-10-20 AUC Chairperson's Statements On Elections in Sao Tome & Principe, and Mozambique
[African Union]The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma congratulates the governments and peoples of Sao Tome and Principe, and Mozambique for successfully holding peaceful elections on 12 October 2014 and 15 October 2014 respectively.

2014-10-20 Vote and Hope That Our Votes Count
[Verdade]We hope the more than 10 million of Mozambican voters to go to vote, as we did on Wednesday (15), despite the lack of transparency with which this whole process is flawed since... ever.

2014-10-20 Elections - Maputo City Results Released
[AIM]Maputo -The Maputo City Elections Commission on Monday announced the results in the capital of the general elections held on Wednesday, showing a convincing win for the ruling Frelimo Party and its presidential candidate, Filipe Nyusi.

2014-10-20 Mozambique Earns UN Praise for Peaceful Elections
[AEP]United Nations has praised the people of Mozambique for the "calm atmosphere" they maintained during their 15 October presidential, legislative and provincial elections.

2014-10-18 Ex-Rebel Leader Demands Talks
[AIM]Maputo -Afonso Dhlakama, the leader and presidential candidate of Mozambique's former rebel movement Renamo, has dismissed last Wednesday's general elections as “a puppet show” and has called for negotiations with the government.

2014-10-20 Zava to Send 3 to Mozambique
[Times of Zambia]THE Zambia Volleyball Association (ZAVA) will send three clubs to the 2014 Zone Six Club Championships slated for Mozambique in December.

2014-10-20 U.S$2.2 Billion to Be Spent On Maputo Corridor Logistics Project
[AIM]Maputo -The project to modernise the logistics of the Maputo Corridor should cost approximately $2.2 billion -- the amount to be injected by the public enterprise Ports and Railways of Mozambique (CFM) in partnership with the private concessionaire of the Port of Maputo (MPDC).

2014-10-20 Maputo Municipal Council Invites Expressions of Interest for the Development of Maputo Neighbourhood
[AIM]Maputo -The government of Mozambique has received credit from the International Development Association (IDA) for its Maputo Municipal Development Phase II (PROMAPUTO II) programme and intends to spend part of this fund on payments to whoever wins the government's support after expressing interest.

2014-10-20 Statement By the Spokesperson On the General Elections in Mozambique
[PR Newswire]Brussels -"We welcome the generally peaceful conduct of presidential, legislative and provincial elections on 15 October in Mozambique. We would like to commend the voters and the political forces of Mozambique for their active participation in these elections and the National Electoral Commission (CNE) for having organised them effectively and simultaneously. We also recognise the efforts of the many civil society organisations to promote transparency during the elections.

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