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In Mozambique, a Rigged Election Risks Opening Pandora's Box

Oct 21, 2019 | 13:10 GMT
Posters for Renamo's presidential candidate, Ossufo Momade, line a wall ahead of Mozambique's Oct. 15 polls.

Posters for Renamo's presidential candidate, Ossufo Momade, line a wall ahead of Mozambique's Oct. 15 polls. Reports of election tampering will undermine the government's peace deal with Renamo, its longtime enemy and political opponent. 

(GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

The ballots from Mozambique's Oct. 15 general election are still being tallied. But all evidence so far points to another sizable victory for the Mozambique Liberation Front, commonly referred to as Frelimo. Such an outcome was expected, given that the ruling party's dominance over the country's political and economic systems...

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