President Filipe Nyusi wins 73% of vote in election – election commission


A local holds a card with a picture of Mozambique’s president and leader of the Frelimo Party, Filipe Nyusi, ahead of Tuesday’s provincial and legislative elections, in Maputo, Mozambique, October 11, 2019 REUTERS/Grant Lee Neuenburg/File Photo

MAPUTO (Reuters) – Mozambique’s incumbent President Filipe Nyusi has won 73% of the vote in a presidential election, the National Election Commission (CNE) said, securing a landslide victory.

Ossufo Momade, the candidate for the main opposition party and former guerrilla movement Renamo, trailed behind with 21.88% of the vote, the CNE Chairman Abdul Carimo said at a news conference on Sunday.

Reporting by Manuel Mucari; Writing by Emma Rumney; Editing by Alison Williams

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