Mozambique: Frelimo, Renamo take long rivalry to polls

  • Mozambique voted on Wednesday, October 15, in the country’s presidential and parliamentary polls. The counting is underway, according to media reports. 

    Reports indicate that the elections were peaceful and the turnout was large. Frelimo, the ruling party, is up against Renamo, its rival of several decades.

    Before fighting it out at the polls, the two groups were involved in a bruising civil war that killed an estimated one million people. The conflict ended in 1992, but Mozambique remains a very poor nation despite its natural resources.


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