Initial reports show a significant number of polling stations where 100% voted and they voted overwhelmingly for Frelimo presidential candidate Filipe Nyusi
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The election night was marked by violence in the centre and north of the country
Polling stations have opened across Mozambique this morning, so far without reports of significant trouble…
Mozambique Political Process Bulletin 74: Four provinces block observation – will voters stay as check on count?
Even the Catholic Church has been denied election observation credentials in Tete, where there is a concerted effort to prevent independent electoral observation
Source: 2019 General Elections – Mozambique Political Process Bulletin Campaign ends peacefully across the country…
One might have expected the CNE, STAE and the Foreign Minister to respond to the brutal murder by allowing independent observation to go ahead. Instead it appears they will say that they have 20,000 observers saying the election was free and fair, without ever mentioning that the independent observers were excluded.
Five people were injured and a protocol vehicle of the Gondola administrator, Moguen Candieiro, was reduced to ashes as a result of an attack by gunmen in Amatongas, Gondola district, Manica