Democratic Movement of Mozambique

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Democratic Movement of Mozambique
Movimento Democrático de Moçambique
Leader Daviz Simango
Chairman Luis Boavida
Founded 2009
Split from RENAMO
Youth wing Democratic Movement of Mozambique Youth League
Ideology Democratic capitalism,
Christian democracy[1]
Political position Centre-right
International affiliation Centrist Democrat International
Assembly of the Republic
17 / 250
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The Democratic Movement of Mozambique (Portuguese: Movimento Democrático de Moçambique) is a political party in Mozambique. Founded on March 6, 2009, it is led by Daviz Simango, who is the Mayor of Beira. It formed after breaking with RENAMO, the main opposition party.[2]

The general election, 2009[edit]

In the 28 October 2009 parliamentary election, the Mozambique Democratic Movement was not allowed to contest by the National Election Commission (Comissão Nacional de Eleições) in nine of the 13 voting constituencies on controversial procedural grounds.[3] MDM secured 3.93% of the total vote and eight seats in the 250 member Assembly of the Republic.[4] Daviz Simango was the MDM candidate in the presidential election held on the same day.[5] He placed third with 8.59% of the total vote.[4]


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