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Date:13 Oct 2019
#GetFamiliar with the 4 candidates in Mozambique Elections

In no particular order, read about the 4 candidates contesting the presidential elections in Mozambique. 
 
Filipe Nyusi
Filipe Jacito Nyusi, 60, is the incumbent president and has been in office since 2014. 
Nyusi was born in the province of Cabo Delgado a son veterans of the country’s liberation war, Filipe Nyusi joined the Frelimo (Mozambique Liberation Front) at a very young age. He studied in Brno, Czech Republic, and Manchester, UK, before making a career with the national railway and port company (CFM).
 
He served previously as the Defense Minister under the previous president under the previous President Guebuza.
 
He won the 2014 elections with 57% of the votes, on the promises making honey for all in reference to his surname, which means “bee” in his native language.
 
Even though his administration has recorded 7% economic growth, Nyusi’s regime has been saddled with several allegaations of corruption which may affect his success at the polls.
 
Ossufo Momade
The 58 year old, Ossufo Momade is the flagbearer for the leading opposition party National Resistance of Mozambique (Renamo) taking over after the death of the long term leader Afonso Dhlakama.
 
Ossufo Momade is serving Member of Parliament since 1999 and has previously been in the army during the country’s cilv war and was one of the main leaders who signed the end of the Mozambique civil war peace accord in 1992. 
 
He served as the Secretary General of the party from 2007 to 2012 and directed the armed wing of the party. 
 
Daviz Simango
Simango is the 55year old leader of the Democratic Movement of Mozambique (MDM). He is an engineer by profession and been a mayor of Beira country since 2003.  the Democratic Movement of Mozambique (MDM).
 
This will be the third time he will be contesting the presidency having garnered 9% and 6% in the 2009 and 2014 elections respectively .
 
His party also shrank in last year’s local elections, receiving only 8.5% of the vote nationally. Daviz Simango had managed to keep his stronghold of Beira.
 
Mario Albino
The little known Mario Albino is seen as a surprise inclusion in the presidential race and he is contesting on the ticket of United Movement for Integral Salvation (AMUSI), created by former dissenting members.

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