Mozambican general election, 1977

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General elections were held in Mozambique in 1977. They were the first elections after independence from Portugal, and FRELIMO was the sole legal party.[1]

Direct elections were only held for local and city councils, starting on 25 September.[2] These councils then elected District Assemblies, which in turn elected Provincial Assemblies. FRELIMO produced a single list of candidates for the 210-seat People's Assembly, the country's top legislative body, which was unanimously adopted by the Provincial Assemblies at their first session.[3]


  1. ^ Elections in Mozambique African Elections Database
  2. ^ Mozambique Inter-Parliamentary Union
  3. ^ Mozambique: The regional vote in legislative elections Foreign & Commonwealth Office