An excellent insight to the political power dynamics in Mozambique regarding the new Frelimo’s Presidential candidate.
In a decisive win for President Guebuza, the Frelimo Central Committee picked Defense Minister Filipe Jacinto Nyussi as their next presidential candidate late Saturday night. The Central Committee’s decision came after two rounds of voting, pitting Nyussi against the current prime minister, two former prime ministers, and the present agriculture minister.
As Frelimo’s chosen candidate, Nyussi will now face the candidates from the two opposition parties, Renamo and the Democratic Movement of Mozambique (MDM), in the presidential elections scheduled for 15 October 2014. Nyussi is all but certain to win in these elections, with Frelimo remaining in power for the foreseeable future.
Notably, Nyussi was not considered a strong candidate…
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