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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.
15.10.2019
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.
31.10.2024
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

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.
26

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
13,162,321
Votes Number of people who actually voted
6,766,416
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
51.41%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
President Filipe Nyusi’s Mozambican Liberation Front (FRELIMO) won a two-thirds majority, increasing its share of seats from 144 to 184 in the 250-member Assembly of the Republic. The Mozambican National Resistance (RENAMO), the main opposition party now led by Mr. Ossufo Momade (see note 1), reduced its share from 89 to 60. In the presidential elections held in parallel with the parliamentary polls, President Nyusi defeated Mr. Momade. RENAMO called for the elections to be annulled, citing violence and fraud. On 15 November, the Constitutional Council rejected RENAMO’s challenge, stating that RENAMO had not brought enough evidence to support its claims of irregularities. On 13 January 2020, the newly elected Assembly of the Republic elected Ms. Esperança Bias (FRELIMO) as its new Speaker, replacing Ms. Verónica Nataniel Macamo Dlovo (FRELIMO). On 15 January, President Nyusi began his second term in office. The 2019 elections were the first to be held after a permanent ceasefire agreement was signed between FRELIMO and RENAMO in August 2019 (see note 2). During election campaigning, FRELIMO promised to further develop the country. President Nyusi pledged to hasten the implementation of the ceasefire agreement. RENAMO promised to bring about “peace, stability, more democracy and development”. Despite the peace deal, violence intensified in the run-up to the polls, killing at least 10 people. Note 1: Mr. Momade succeeded the long-serving RENAMO leader, Mr. Afonso Dhlakama, who passed away in May 2018. Note 2: In 1992, FRELIMO and RENAMO signed the Rome General Peace Accords after a 16-year civil war. In 2012, the then RENAMO leader Dhlakama took to the bush again. In 2013, RENAMO said it was ending the 1992 Accords after government forces raided its bush camp. Fresh talks began in 2016.
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.
11.54%
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
Number of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
1
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) 184
Mozambican National Resistance (RENAMO) 60
Democratic Movement of Mozambique (MDM) 6
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
147
Number of women elected
103
Sources
Assembly of the Republic (17.01.2020) http://rprovisorio.stae.org.mz/Resultados/Provisorio http://www.portaldogoverno.gov.mz Reuters AP AFP BBC france24.com dw.com mozambiquehighcommission.org clubofmozambique.com

New legislature

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.
13.01.2020
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.
Esperança Bias (Female)
Political party
Mozambican Liberation Front (FRELIMO)
Date of election
13.01.2020