Fraud Claims Mar Crucial Elections for Mozambique

Voters produce identity documents as they go through the voting process at a polling station in Maputo, Mozambique, Oct. 15, 2014 (AP photo by Ferhat Momade).
Voters produce identity documents as they go through the voting process at a polling station in Maputo, Mozambique, Oct. 15, 2014 (AP photo by Ferhat Momade).

Mozambique held elections last Wednesday, but by Thursday the main opposition party, the Mozambican National Resistance, known as Renamo, had already rejected the early results, claiming there were incidents of ballot stuffing. Despite being told by the government that a final count would be available within 72 hours of the vote, Mozambicans are still waiting for the final results nearly a week later. The latest figures released by the government, with 51 percent of polling stations reporting, show Filipe Nyusi, the presidential candidate of the ruling Liberation Front of Mozambique, known as Frelimo, ahead with 62 percent of the vote, […]

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