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Tuesday, 10-28-14, 5:23'Requalification' of Votes Continues Into Fifth Day[AIM]Maputo -The "requalification" of the votes declared invalid at polling stations during Mozambique's 15 October general elections continued into Monday morning, dashing the hopes of the National Elections Commission (CNE) that the task could be completed over the weekend. read more...
Monday, 10-27-14, 14:28Elections or a Major Farce?[Verdade]Mozambique held its fifth general elections on 15 October and, as ever, the National Elections Commission (CNE) and the Technical Secretariat for Electoral Administration (STAE) wasted once again the opportunity to show all Mozambicans - and others - that they are state bodies that deserve credibility and the people's trust. read more...
Monday, 10-27-14, 13:20'Requalification' of Invalid Votes Throughout Weekend[AIM]Maputo -Mozambique's National Elections Commission (CNE) continued throughout the weekend with the gigantic task of reclassifying hundreds of votes which were regarded as invalid during the polling station count immediately following the 15 October general elections. read more...
Monday, 10-27-14, 7:29Associate of Nini Satar Shot Dead[AIM]Maputo -Unknown assailants shot dead on Friday night Paulo Estevao Daniel, generally known as "Dangerman", who was a close friend, associate, bodyguard and enforcer of Momad Assife Abdul Satar ("Nini"), one of the men found guilty of ordering the November 2000 assassination of Mozambique's top investigative journalist, Carlos Cardoso. read more...
Monday, 10-27-14, 7:27CNE "Requalifies" Invalid Votes - Re-Opens[AIM]Maputo -Mozambique's National Elections Commission (CNE) continued throughout Friday with the enormous task of sorting through all the votes that were declared invalid at the polling stations during the 15 October general elections, and rescuing those where it believes the voter did express a clear choice. read more...
Saturday, 10-25-14, 5:30Ruling Party Leads with Wide Margin[AIM]With the official results of last week's general election now in from all 11 of Mozambique's provincial constituencies, it is clear that Filipe Nyusi, the candidate of the ruling Frelimo Party, has won with around 57% of the vote - considerably less than the over 60% predicted at the start of the vote tabulation. read more...
Friday, 10-24-14, 14:11Frelimo's Nyusi Leading Presidential Race[SANF]The leading candidate to be the next President of Mozambique comes from the northernmost province as the country begins to shift focus to the resource-rich north, and back to its roots. read more...
Friday, 10-24-14, 10:56More Evidence of Ballot Box Stuffing[Mozambique Political Process Bulletin]Reports of impossibly high turnouts are providing more evidence of ballot box stuffing. Turnouts of more than 80% of registered voters are highly unlikely in Mozambique, especially in rural areas where people have to walk long distances. It is much more likely that there has been ballot box stuffing, either putting unused ballot papers into the ballot box, or simply changing the results sheet (edital) at the end of the day. read more...
Thursday, 10-23-14, 14:07Amnesty 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. read more...
Thursday, 10-23-14, 5:15Dhlakama 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. read more...

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