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Guterres 'closely following' Mozambique election dispute

Sanjeevni Today 20-10-2019 04:31 PM

Guterres closely following Mozambique election dispute

United Nations. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said he had been "closely following developments" related to the 15 October general elections in Mozambique. Preliminary results from Tuesday's election showed President Filipe Nyusi and the ruling Frelimo party on course for victory, but the voting process was beset by claims of fraud and irregularities, according to news reports.

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"Mozambique has come a long way in its efforts to consolidate peace with the signing of the recent peace agreements. These elections are an important step in the country’s democratic process", said the UN chief in a statement.

"The Secretary-General appeals to all Mozambicans, including political leaders at all levels and their supporters, to continue working together to further peace and stability during this important phase in the country’s history."

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