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  6. FRELIMO Keeps Majority in 2014 General Election
FRELIMO Keeps Majority in 2014 General Election

Mozambique held its general elections on Oct. 15, 2014. The ruling party, FRELIMO, kept its majority in parliament. FRELIMO took 144 out of 250 seats while the opposition party, Renamo, took 89 seats. FRELIMO's candidate, Filipe Nyusi, was elected president, receiving 57.03% of the vote. Afonso Dhlakama, Renamo's candidate, received 36.61% of the vote.

After the election, Dhlakama accused the results of being fraudulent. He threatened to set up a rival Renamo government, but later backed down. However, Renamo did protest the election results by boycotting the swearing in of provincial parliaments.

See also Encyclopedia: Mozambique .
U.S. State Dept. Country Notes: Mozambique

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