The results of the presidential elections of 15 October 2019 in Mozambique are now known. The national commission in charge of the elections announced, this Sunday, October 27, 2019, the very broad victory of the outgoing president Filipe Nyusi with 73% of the votes.
Voting had generally gone well even though there was a lot of tension in the area. However, this outgoing president’s victory announced by the chairman of the elections commission, Abdul Carimo, was totally disputed by the main opponent, Ossufo Momade. The latter, along with civil society and the observer commissions, consider that the vote was marred by obvious fraud, and that the government resorted to violence to intimidate the population.
The US Embassy has noted irregularities in the conduct of the election in some localities. In Gaza, for example, located in the southern part of the country, the declared participation rate is 100% whereas it was relatively low at the beginning of the afternoon.
Moreover, Frelimo, the main party that has run the country since independence in 1975, had already begun to gloat on Sunday before the announcement of the official results.