Mozambique’s incumbent President Filipe Nyusi has won a landslide victory in an election it was hoped would calm tensions in a nation soon to become a top global gas exporter, but has instead stoked divisions as opposition parties cry foul.
Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi is heading for a landslide victory in elections, according to a preliminary estimate by an observer group on Monday, in a contest the opposition claims has been tarnished by “mega fraud.”
Mozambican police say they have arrested 73 people for offences connected to Tuesday’s general election.
Mozambique is getting closer to knowing who won Tuesday’s poll. Preliminary results from different voting stations are being tallied and will be officially released on Thursday.
AU observer mission in the Mozambique elections says the voting stations that were not opened in Cabo Delgado province, north of Mozambique, will not affect the results of Tuesday’s presidential elections.