Mozambique has re-elected President Filipe Nyusi in a controversial vote officially announced on Sunday.
Nyusi reportedly won 73% of the vote, according to the country’s electoral commission on Sunday, 27 October, 2019.
Also, Nyusi’s Frelimo party won big, taking 74% of seats in parliament. This effective gives the party 184 seats in the 250-seat National Assembly.
However, Ossufo Momade, the main opposition candidate reportedly polled a dismal 22% of the vote, while his party takes 60 parliamentary seats, leaving the MDM party the remaining six seats.
Aside lagging far behind the ruling party in the vote, Renamo also failed towin any of the 10 provinces.
Rejecting the vote, Momade and his party, Renamo cited electoral fraud and intimidation.
Following ruling party’s landside win in earlier election, Renamo claimed the latter violated peace agreement reached before the poll held.
The party had accused Frelimo party of ‘arresting some of its delegates after they caught poll organisers handing out more than Frelimo ballot paper to voters’ says Aljazeera.
Courtesy: Al Jazeerah