Tunisia’s Election Introduced a New Era. Mozambique’s Points to a Troubled Past

Mozambican President Felipe Nyusi, bottom left, casts his vote in the country’s presidential election, in Maputo, Mozambique (AP photo by Ferhat Momade).
Mozambican President Felipe Nyusi, bottom left, casts his vote in the country’s presidential election, in Maputo, Mozambique (AP photo by Ferhat Momade).

Editor’s Note: Every Friday, Andrew Green curates the top news and analysis from and about the African continent. Key presidential elections on either end of the continent this week delivered markedly different results. While a vote in Mozambique appears to have secured a victory for the longtime ruling party, elections in Tunisia may have introduced a new political era. Tunisia’s presidential campaign, which outsider Kais Saied won in a landslide, had been full of surprises from the beginning. The vote was moved up a few months after the country’s first democratically elected president, Beji Caid Essebsi, died in office. An […]

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