Amnesty Law Still Does Not Cover All Men of the Renamo Party
[Verdade]Men belonging to the Renamo party, in unspecified number remain held in the provinces of Sofala, Manica and Nampula because they have not yet been covered by the Amnesty law approved last August by the Assembly of the Republic (AR) under the crimes committed against people and property, in the course of politico-military tension that lasted almost two years in Mozambique. Meanwhile continues postponed the start of proceedings of demilitarization of the largest opposition party in Mozambique.
Ruling Party Majority Slashed in North Province
[AIM]Maputo -Mozambique's ruling Frelimo party and its presidential candidate Filipe Nyusi have won last week's general elections in the northernmost province of Niassa, but with much reduced majorities and on a low turnout.
Fault-Lines Grow Despite Polls
[African Arguments]On the 15th of October, 2014, Mozambique held its fifth multiparty general election. Despite Renamo's almost ritualistic accusation of fraud (not that fraud did not happen, but it would probably not change the outcome of the election) Frelimo once again appears to be heading towards a comfortable win, if not as overwhelming as the previous victory.
Dhlakama Wins in Manica, but So Does Frelimo
[AIM]Maputo -Afonso Dhlakama, leader of the former rebel movement Renamo, won last week's Mozambican presidential election in the central province of Manica, but the ruling Frelimo Party won the parliamentary election.
'We Don't Want Anything Left Unclear' - CNE
[AIM]Maputo -Mozambique's National Elections Commission (CNE) wants to clear up all doubts about possible fraud and irregularities in last week's general elections before it issues definitive results.
Frelimo Wins in Cabo Delgado
[AIM]Maputo -The ruling Frelimo Party and its presidential candidate, Filipe Nyusi, have won last week's Mozambican general elections in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, according to the results declared by the Provincial Elections Commission.
Renamo Wins in Beira and Chimoio
[AIM]Maputo -The former rebel movement Renamo, and is leader, Afonso Dhlakama, won the 15 October general elections in the central Mozambican cities of Beira and Chimoio, according to the results published by the city elections commissions.
EU Worried About Counting Delay and Confusion
[Mozambique Political Process Bulletin]The European Union Election Observation "Mission expresses its concerns with the delays in the tabulation of results at district and provincial levels in some provinces, and considers that such mishaps in the tabulation process, added to the absence of official public explanations about these difficulties, hinders what has been an orderly start on election day," the mission said in a statement issued this evening (Tuesday).
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.
Renamo Appeals Against Quelimane Results
[AIM]Maputo -Mozambique's former rebel movement Renamo has protested against the results of last week's general elections in the central city of Quelimane, capital of Zambezia province, as announced by the Quelimane City Elections Commission
Police Dismantle Drugs Factory, Arrest Owner
[AIM]Maputo -The Mozambican police have dismantled a clandestine drugs factory in the southern city of Matola, and arrested the man believed to be its owner.
Defence Minister Travels to Maputo
[ANGOP]Luanda -The National Defence minister, Jo├úo Gon├žalves Louren├žo, on Wednesday morning left the country for Maputo, Mozambique, for a 24-hour work visit to that African country located in the southern coast of the Indian Ocean.
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.
Election Official Accused of Fraud in Beira
[AIM]Maputo -An election official has been caught in the central Mozambican city of Beira trying to replace genuine results sheets from last Wednesday's general elections with forged ones.
Elections - Renamo Wins in Quelimane
[AIM]Maputo -The former rebel movement Renamo has won last Wednesday's general elections in the central city of Quelimane.
Military Observers Deploy to Provinces On 29 October
[AIM]Maputo -International military observers will travel from Maputo to the provinces as from 29 October to monitor the agreement on the cessation of hostilities between the Mozambican government and Renamo, according to Agriculture Minister Jose Pacheco, who heads the government side in the long-running government-Renamo dialogue.
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.
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.
EU Observers Concerned At Delay in Vote Tabulation
[AIM]Maputo -The European Union Election Observation Mission in Mozambique has expressed concern at the delays in tabulating the results from the general elections held last Wednesday,
Elections - Frelimo Wins in Southern Cities
[AIM]Maputo -As expected, Mozambique's ruling Frelimo party, and its presidential candidate, Filipe Nyusi, have won comfortable victories in Mozambique's southern provinces, in last Wednesday's general elections.