Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Frelimo candidate wins Mozambique elections

25 October 2014, 08:06

Maputo - Mozambique's ruling Frelimo party and its candidate Filipe Nyusi won this month's presidential and legislative elections, according to provisional results announced on Friday, with votes counted from all provinces.

The initial full results of the 15 October vote will still need to be ratified by the Constitutional Court before becoming official and final.

The tally from the national electoral commission gave Nyusi 57% of the votes, while Renamo's Afonso Dhlakama had just over 36% and Daviz Simango of the Mozambique Democratic Movement obtained nearly 7%.

Frelimo, which has ruled Mozambique since its independence in 1975, also maintained its majority in the 250-seat parliament.

Renamo, the main opposition party, and its candidate, former civil war rebel leader Dhlakama, have alleged widespread fraud and irregularities in the elections in the former Portuguese colony on southern Africa's Indian Ocean coast.

But the vote was endorsed as broadly acceptable by international observers.

Also read:Ex-rebel leader pledges peace after disputed Mozambique vote

Dhlakama, who has lost every major election to the ruling party since the end of a 1975-1992 civil war, says he will challenge the results but has ruled out violence, which is reassuring for foreign donors and investors.

Mozambique is hoping revenue from its large natural gas deposits and its fledgling coal mining and export industry will help it emerge from years of poverty and aid dependence.

- Reuters


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Its a 1 horse race to State House...

Its a 1 horse race to State House, DP William Ruto has mocked the CORD Coalition. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Enjoy your time left in power, We...

CORD Co Principal Moses Wetangu'la has told the Jubilee Coalition to enjoy its last few months in power before it is voted out in the 2017 elections. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Stop hiding in State House and sa...

ODM MP's have called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to release drought aid and to stop sitting on public funds. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Machakos no longer a CORD zone, M...

Machakos is now a Jubilee Party zone and no longer CORD, Governor Alfred Mutua says. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
REVEALED: Why Kalonzo attacked Uh...

There was no holding back for CORD co principal Kalonzo Musyoka as he spoke his mind during Mashujaa Day celebrations in Machakos. But why? Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
I will step down if I lose in 201...

President Uhuru Kenyatta says that he is ready to step down from office if he loses the 2017 General Elections. Read more...