Will Mozambique’s elections be free and fair?


Mozambique’s upcoming elections are expected to be the toughest yet for the ruling party Frelimo, and take place in a tense political atmosphere. The opposition has accused Frelimo of attempting to rig the elections by manipulating the registration process. And despite the recent peace accord with Renamo, not all its fighters have been demobilised. The government is also battling an insurgency in the resource-rich Cabo Delgado province.  

This seminar asks whether the elections will be free and fair, and what factors could influence the outcomes of the polls.

The ISS report Fair elections key to stability in Mozambique will be available at the seminar.

Chair: Ottilia Anna Maunganidze, Head, Special Projects, ISS


Liesl Louw-Vaudran, Senior Researcher, ISS Pretoria

Ericino de Salema, Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa, Mozambique Country Director

Zenaida Machado, Human Rights Watch Mozambique

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