“The historic Peace and Reconciliation Agreement signed in Maputo on 6 August was an inspiration to the outside world: the electoral process which has followed is a real test of the readiness of Mozambique’s political actors and institutions to maintain and protect the freedoms and rights which will help to bring the benefits of the peace to citizens’ says the text of the statement of the spokesperson of the the European External Actions Service on General and provincial elections in Mozambique.
Meanwhile local observers, presenting non-profit NGO, reported around 300 000 *ghost voters” only in the south province of Gaza, where the names of the registered voters could not be traced to any identities of real people.
Former Kenyan Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka said the Commonwealth’s observer mission “remained concerned about the impact” of the suspected ghost voters on the election.
“Decisive elections in Mozambique. North-South differences persist. New factors: gas perspectives make the country a new scenario for the “Great Game” (USA-Russia-China). Violent movements in the north” wrote in his Twitter micro blog MEP José Manuel García-Margallo, leading EU observation mission to Mozambique.
The results of the elections has not been announced yet, however they are expected to put to test the fragile peace deal between the ruling Frelimo Party and its civil war enemy, turned opposition rival Renamo.
The European Union observation mission reported unfair conditions, and unjustified use of state resources by the ruling party, the elections were also plagued by widespread violence.