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Mozambican general election, 2014

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15 October 2014 (2014-10-15)  2019 →
2,778,497  1,783,382
57.03%  36.61%
Start date  October 15, 2014
Turnout  48.6%
1,783,382  309,925
36.61%  6.36%
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Winner  Filipe Nyusi

General elections were held in Mozambique on 15 October 2014. Filipe Nyusi, the candidate of the ruling FRELIMO, was elected as President, and FRELIMO retained its parliamentary majority.

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Electoral system

The President was elected using the two-round system. Incumbent President Armando Guebuza was constitutionally barred from seeking a third term.

The 250 members of the Assembly of the Republic were elected in 11 multi-member constituencies based on the country's provinces and two single-member constituencies representing Mozambican citizens in Africa and Europe. Seat allocation in the multi-member constituencies was based on proportional representation using the d'Hondt method, with an electoral threshold of 5%.

Conduct

Electoral observers from the European Union stated there were positive aspects: new electoral legislation, a non-disputed voter register and a generally peaceful electoral campaign and an orderly election day, but issues with the tabulation process, and acts of violence and intolerance during the electoral campaign underlined the necessity for important improvements for the future electoral processes.

Electoral observers from the Mozambican Electoral Observatory group, concluded that their parallel vote count was broadly in line with the official results. However, the group still termed the elections "partly free and fair, and not very transparent", citing politicization and a lack of transparency of the electoral bodies, voters being turned away and other irregularities.

Aftermath

The leader of RENAMO, Afonso Dhlakama claimed the results of the election were fraudulent and called for a national unity government, threatening to set up a parallel government if FRELIMO did not agree. However, he later abandoned the call. RENAMO also boycotted the swearing in of the provincial parliaments, and have threatened to boycott the swearing in of the Assembly of the Republic on 12 January 2015.

References

Mozambican general election, 2014 Wikipedia


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