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    20 April, 2009
Bill to harmonise elections passed
 

The Assembly of the Republic, on 8 April passed a short bill that will allow the general (presidential and parliamentary) and provincial elections scheduled for this year to be held on the same date, and in the same polling stations.

The three elections will be held in the same polling stations, with the same electoral registers. There will be three transparent ballot boxes, one for each election, in each of the polling stations.

The bill was passed by the 150 deputies present from the ruling Frelimo Party. The debate was boycotted by the opposition Renamo-Electoral Coalition, who refused to discuss harmonising the elections separately from their own proposals for completely changing the electoral system.

Meanwhile, the Mozambican government has announced that this year's voter registration period will run from 15 June to 29 July throughout the country. This is an update of the existing electoral registers.

The government also announced that Mozambicans living abroad, who have two seats in the Assembly of the Republic, will be registered as voters from 10 to 29 July.

 
 
  2 December, 2019  
 
AIDS related deaths fell 20 percent over five years
 
President Filipe Nyusi declared on 1 December in the northern city of Nampula that the number of deaths from HIV/AIDS in Mozambique fell by 20 per cent between 2014 and 2018.

 
  18 November, 2019  
 
President addresses Catholic Bishops
 
President Filipe Nyusi on 16 November challenged the Catholic Church to continue its commitment to achieving the social well-being of Mozambicans and indicated that dialogue should be one of the paths chosen.

 
  17 November, 2019  
 
New water system for Gorongosa inaugurated
 
More than 30,000 people will benefit from clean drinking water in Gorongosa town, in the central Mozambican province of Sofala, thanks to a new water supply system that President Filipe Nyusi inaugurated on 15 November.

 


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