Mozambique’s Nyusi retains power after sweeping to victory in election

Mozambique’s incumbent President Filipe Nyusi has won a landslide victory in an election it was hoped would calm tensions in…

Mozambique’s incumbent President Filipe Nyusi has won a landslide victory in an election it was hoped would calm tensions in a nation soon to become a top global gas exporter, but has instead stoked divisions as opposition parties cry foul. A local holds a card with a picture of Mozambique’s president and leader of the Frelimo. Nyusi secured 73% of the vote in the presidential race, the National Election Commission (CNE) said on Sunday, while his party, the ruling Frelimo, also won big in the legislative and provincial contests.

 

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