Mozambique opposition claims election fraud

2009-11-17 12:37

MOZAMBIQUE’s main opposition party says the ruling party stuffed

ballot boxes and expelled opposition monitors from polling stations to help it

win the country’s October 28 presidential election.

Opposition member Saimone Macuiana says his Renamo party does not

accept that the Frelimo party won three-quarters of the vote and wants the

results annulled and a new election held.

He says he has submitted a 500-page complaint to the National

Elections Commission.

Preliminary results gave Frelimo candidate Armando Guebuza more

than 76% of the presidential vote, and his party between 75 and 80% of

parliament’s 250 seats.

Foreign observers deemed the election free and fair.

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