The polls come more than two months after the leaders of Frelimo and Renamo signed a peace deal [Grant Lee Neuenburg/Reuters]
Maputo, Mozambique – Tensions are high in Mozambique on the eve of elections which will likely see President Filipe Nyusi and his ruling Frelimo party maintain their grip on power amid fears the violence that marred the campaign may continue on polling day.
While Nyusi is widely expected to win a second term in Tuesday’s presidential vote, the main opposition is eyeing the opportunity for a strong performance in provincial and legislative races. The polls will mark the first time provincial governors, previously appointed by the president, will be elected in Mozambique
According to local NGO The Centre for Public Integrity, 44 people