Filipe Nyusi elected new Mozambique president

Filipe Nyusi of the governing Frelimo party has been elected Mozambique’s next president, the National Electoral Commission said Thursday, giving final results.

Nyusi officially new Mozambique president

Nyusi officially new Mozambique president

The commission reported a victory for the former defence minister, who garnered 57% of the vote, in presidential and legislative elections in the southern African nation two weeks ago.

Nyusi’s nearest rival, Afonso Dhlakama of the former rebel Renamo party, won 37%  – well up on the 16% he won in 2009.

President Armando Guebuza was constitutionally barred from seeking re-election for a third term. He won 75% in the previous election five years ago.

Guebuza will hand over early next year to Nyusi, 55, who will steer the country as it starts to tap vast natural gas resources recently discovered in the north.

Frelimo, which has ruled the former Portuguese colony since independence nearly 40 years ago, also won the majority of seats in parliament.

Renamo and Frelimo waged a 16-year civil war that ended with a peace deal in 1992, but Dhlakama took to the bush again in late 2012 as his supporters waged a new low-level insurgency.

He emerged from his mountain hideout just weeks ahead of the vote to sign a peace deal with the Frelimo government.

Dhlakama has accused Frelimo of rigging the polls, but has ruled out a return to violence – a reassurance for investors interested in Mozambique’s new mineral wealth.

The elections saw isolated outbreaks of violence in parts of the vast country of 24.5 million, while foreign observers voiced concern over alleged irregularities in the counting of votes.

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mozpip
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a Malawi point of correction, moz is not civilized polically. I’m here in moz and the type of politics moz is practicing is of un civilized countries it has never happen on earth whereby almost a million of votes went nul unvoid but for moz thats possible the only problem malawians have is luck of respect to your authorities. respect your president then talk of other countries

Ibrace
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Thats true kunokuli vuto

Imraan Sadick
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The world is made of different countries with different rules, regulations and laws. Within each country the rules, regulations and laws for that country apply. Your country’s legislation does not apply to any other country. Another country’s legislation does not apply to your country. Different countries have different rules. Delaying swearing in of President does necessarily mean ‘civilized’ RSA is more civilized than Mozambique but they never took so long before conducting swearing-in ceremony,we don’t even have a clue the real reason behind decision to derail The tendency of belittling ourselves should stop In our eyes(Malawians) foreign is the best… Read more »
vindere
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Awa nde Mayiko osati kadziko aka amati Malawi. Asa! kautsilubwanji.

Monrovia
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It seems many people in Malawi are not conversant with their own republican constitution. A hasty swearing in ceremony was and is a not as a result of MEC or APM. You mean people can’t know that this is what is enshrined in the constitution? Or you mean our legislators and lawyers are daft? To me I think those who are daft are the ones who don’t know what their own republican constitution stipulates with regards to number of days for a president to be sworn in!.

MULOMWE
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zisiru inu eti! kuno ndi ku MALAWI, NYASALAND osati apwitikizi ,eight days basi APM woyeeee!!! nyusi zabwino zonse Dhlakama uzipita ku ngolongoza kuja kuli ajawa

mike
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parabens!!

chishimba
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A Malawi kuthamangila swearing,look our friends it realy shows that they are civilized kuno ati eight days basi kuba basi zautsiru,anzathu two months ngati ku america chisankho chinayenda bwino ndi cha 94 basi mwambela Tembo,Mbuya pano Chakwera sikuti apm anapambana koma anabera zidziwika Mulungu si munthu

Stable
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Congratulation Nyusi

EMBOMBENI
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APM is a God choosen president for Malawi.we prayed to God to give us a good leader and not the type of hule lira joyce banda who accepted same sex marriages.Whether u like it or not,APM is the your President.LONG LIVE APM. DPP WOYEEE

popi
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EMBOMBENI, you are so stupid. mkamwa mowolama. kutsegula mkamwa, just to say chit? why not stick to issues, koma kutukwana?. be ashamed.

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