Projections now indicate Filipe Nyusi (Frelimo) has won 71% of the vote. Ossufo Momade (Renamo) is projected to have won only 21% of the vote, Daviz Simango (MDM) 7%, and Mario Albino (Amusi) less than 1%
The level of fraud and misconduct by the ruling party was significantly higher than in past elections. This appears to have been unnecessary for Frelimo to have won the election, but probably contributed to the landslide
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.