MOZAMBIQUE: PRES NYUSI APPEALS FOR TRANQUILITY WHILE AWAITING RESULTS OF LOCAL ELECTIONS

MAPUTO– Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi called on all citizens to remain calm while awaiting the final results of the 5th Municipal Elections which took place on Oct 10.

Addressing the nation, Nyusi said that during the elections there were few cases of violence, and Mozambicans should be proud of it.

The preliminary results in 53 municipalities in Mozambique gave majority victory to the ruling party, Frelimo.

“Everyone has openly witnessed the Mozambican joyful democracy that legitimized the process without being pressured, so I urge everyone to maintain serenity and respect for the laws, pending the final results,” he said.

The president said that the electoral bodies were able to manage the electoral process and ensured that everything was within the parameters set.

The election results have been challenged by the two main opposition parties, Renamo and the Mozambique Democratic Movement. Both parties claim that there was fraud by Frelimo in the counting of votes.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK