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Mozambique

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Assembly of the Republic

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
15.10.2014
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.10.2019
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
250
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

The number of candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
Yes
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
29

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
10,964,978
Votes Number of people who actually voted
5,316,936
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
48.49%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
The Mozambican Liberation Front (FRELIMO), which has been in power since independence in 1975, retained the majority in the 250-member National Assembly but saw its share of seats reduced from 191 to 144 . Its main rival, the Mozambican National Resistance (RENAMO), increased from 51 to 89 seats. The Democratic Movement of Mozambique (MDM, a splinter party from RENAMO) more than doubled its share from eight to 17 seats. The former Defense Minister Filipe Nyusi (FRELIMO) won the presidential elections defeating RENAMO leader Afonso Dhlakama. Mr. Nyusi is due to succeed outgoing President Armando Guebuza (FRELIMO), who was constitutionally barred from seeking a third presidential term, in January 2015. The 2014 elections followed a new peace deal between the FRELIMO government and RENAMO on 5 September 2014. Although the two parties had signed a peace deal in 1992 after a 16-year civil war, RENAMO leader Dhlakama took to the bush again in October 2012. He reappeared from RENAMO military bases in the Gorongosa district just a few weeks ahead of the polling day. During the election campaign, FRELIMO ran on the government's record, promising continuity. Mr. Nyusi presented himself as "the bee that will make honey for all", referring to his name which means "bee" in the local Maconde language. RENAMO leader Dhlakama promised to establish a system that would allow coal miners to benefit from the resources that they extracted. He accused the government of rigging the polls and rejected the election results, but ruled out a return to insurgency. MDM leader Daviz Simango promised to work for economic development and job creation.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
3
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
10.34%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
57.6%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
No
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
Mozambican Liberation Front (FRELIMO)
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Mozambican Liberation Front (FRELIMO) 144
Mozambican National Resistance (RENAMO) 89
Democratic Movement of Mozambique (MDM) 17
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
151
Number of women elected
99
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
39.6%
Sources
Source: Assembly of the Republic (31.10.2014, 28.01.2015)
Women Directly Elected
99

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
151
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
99
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
12.01.2015
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Verónica Nataniel Macamo Dlovo (Female)
Political party
Mozambican Liberation Front (FRELIMO)
Date of election
12.01.2015