RENAMO Rejects Election Outcome, Calls For “New Elections”

Mozambique’s main opposition party, Renamo, has rejected the outcome of the October 15 election which was observed by a Zimbabwe headed SADC observer mission saying that the process was marred by a number of irregularities.

The party has since demanded the cancellation of the vote and asked for “new elections that must be supervised by reputable entities.”

Whilst SADC has declared the electoral process peaceful, RENAMO released a statement on Saturday in which it accused the ruling party of using intimidation among other malpractices. The statement read:

There were arbitrary arrests of agents … and voters who tried to complain about anything, ballot box stuffing, being unable to exercise the right to vote.

…The ruling Mozambique Liberation Front (Frelimo) has violated the cessation of hostilities agreement, which states that violence and intimidation must not be used in pursuit of political objectives.

Meanwhile, Mozambican Electoral Commission has begun releasing the results with partial results showing President Filipe Nyusi and his ruling Frelimo party headed for a major victory.

There were reports of violence in Mozambique days before the election day with local media reporting that the head of the local observer mission was shot and killed by unknown gunmen.

More: Zim Morning Post

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7 comments on “RENAMO Rejects Election Outcome, Calls For “New Elections”

  1. Elections declared free and fair by Zimbabwe and Sadc observers, 20 seconds after completion. Is this noe an emarrassment? I have always maintained that Sadc is a cartel of elitist dictators who are bent on maintaining and keeping power within a certain click, and never for the interests of southern african citizens. As for the Zimbsbwean woman who announced that the mozambican elections were free and fair…i have never taken her seriously in anything she says or does

  2. Even before electiions zvaiwe pachena chaizvo kuti ferelimo will win harisi boraka or tango game kanandiwewo ungati renamo ingawinnerwo hazviiti yakauraisa vanhu vakavanda nguva yana alfonso dlakama haidikwi sorry

  3. Go to hell renamo maruzaaaaahhhhh hapana dzokororo inoitwa accept deafet muchatipa basa maoppositions part muno musadcc

  4. Haivawo % yamuinayo is below below to challenge accept defeat and not wasting people.s time renamo will never win election for ever

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