QA30: Mozambique’s🇲🇿 Nyusi Wins Second Term as President in 🗳Disputed Poll
Incumbent President Filipe Nyusi was declared the landslide winner in Mozambique’s election this month, despite claims of widespread cheating, the electoral commission announced on Sunday.
Nyusi of the ruling Frelimo party scored 73 percent of the vote, ahead of Ossufo Momade of Renamo, the rebel group turned opposition party, with almost 22 percent, commission chairman Abdul Carimo told a press briefing.
Nyusi had been widely predicted to win, based on unofficial results from the October 15 vote, and Frelimo had already organised victory celebrations in the capital on Sunday.
“For this election, Frelimo worked hard and our candidate Filipe Nyusi worked hard to achieve these results,” Frelimo member Veronica Macamo told AFP.
“All Mozambicans like him as a president,” she added.
But last week Renamo urged the Mozambique people to reject the “massive electoral fraud” it claims took place during the polls.
It called for fresh elections, accusing the government of breaching a peace deal by using violence and intimidation on voting day.