Mozambican general election, 2004

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General elections were held in Mozambique on 1 and 2 December 2004 to elect a president and the Assembly of the Republic. Incumbent president Joaquim Chissano stepped down after 18 years in power, with five candidates running to succeed him. Armando Guebuza of the ruling FRELIMO party won, with over 60% of the vote. FRELIMO also won the Assembly elections, taking 160 of the 250 seats. Turnout for both elections was just over 36%.[1]

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Officials expected the winner to be formally announced on 17 December, but it was delayed until 21 December. Guebuza won with 63.7% of the vote, and took office in February 2005. Afonso Dhlakama of RENAMO came second with 31.7% of the vote, and announced that he did not recognize the results.

Candidate Party Votes %
Armando Guebuza FRELIMO 2,004,226 63.74
Afonso Dhlakama RENAMO 998,059 31.74
Raul Domingos Party for Peace, Democracy, and Development 85,815 2.73
Yaqub Sibindy Independent Party of Mozambique 28,656 0.91
Carlos Reis United Front for Change and Good Governance 27,412 0.87
Invalid/blank votes 177,999
Total 3,329,177 100
Registered voters/turnout 9,909,054 33.60
Source: African Elections Database

Assembly[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
FRELIMO 1,889,054 62.03 160 +27
RENAMO-Electoral Union 905,289 29.73 90 –27
Party for Peace, Democracy, and Development 60,758 2.00 0 New
Party of Freedom and Solidarity 26,686 0.88 0 0
National Reconciliation Party 18,220 0.60 0 New
Independent Party of Mozambique 17,960 0.59 0 New
Mozambique Social Broadening Party 15,740 0.52 0 0
Labor Party 14,242 0.47 0 0
Social Liberal Party 13,915 0.46 0 0
Ecological Party-Land Movement 12,285 0.40 0 New
United Front for Change and Good Governance 11,059 0.36 0 New
Democratic Union 10,310 0.34 0 0
Greens Party of Mozambique 9,950 0.33 0 New
Liberal Democratic Party of Mozambique 9,263 0.30 0 0
Democratic Reconciliation Party 9,026 0.30 0 New
Union for the Salvation of Mozambique 8,661 0.29 0 New
Broad Opposition Front 7,591 0.25 0 New
Mozambique Democratic Liberal Party 3,720 0.12 0 0
United Congress of Democrats 1,252 0.04 0 New
People's Democratic Party 448 0.01 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 276,622
Total 3,322,051 100 250 0
Registered voters/turnout 9,909,054 33.53
Source: CNE

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elections in Mozambique African elections database