Mozambican elections orderly and peaceful

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The October 15’s voting for general and provincial elections in Mozambique were orderly and peaceful, said the Election Observation Mission (EOM) deployed by European Union based on a preliminary assessment.

The information was advanced by Sánchez Amor, Chief Observer of the EOM at the end of a meeting with the President of the Assembly of the Republic, Verónica Macamo on Wednesday afternoon.

“The election day on Tuesday generally took place in a quiet, peaceful and orderly manner. It is true that there were a lot of lines and we sometimes lost our temper a little, but this is good because it means that Mozambicans want to participate in the elections,” said the observer.

The EOM will convene a press conference to bring a more concrete assessment on the electoral process and results, he said.

The election took place in a process of tranquility in spite of the vandalization of ballot boxes in several places, said the spokesman for the General Command of the Police of the Republic of Mozambique (PRM), Orlando Mudumane.

The PRM spokesman said 22 cases of electoral offenses were registerd, and 73 individuals in connection with irregularities were detained throughout the country.

According to authorities, the final results of the elections will come out by the end of the month. Enditem

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