Mozambique News Agency


Election Special, 4th December 2004


Election results as of 22.00 Saturday


Maputo, 4 December (AIM) - In the parallel count done by Radio Mozambique of the results from the general elections held on Wednesday and Thursday, Armando Guebuza, the presidential candidate of the ruling Frelimo Party, has now obtained over a million votes, while his main rival, Afonso Dhlakama, leader of Renamo, has not quite reached 400,000.

The radio has now obtained results from about half the polling stations in the second largest provincial constituency, Zambezia, which used to be regarded as a Renamo stronghold. In these results Guebuza is beating Dhlakama by a small margin (104,879 to 100,552). Even if Dhlakama overtakes Guebuza in the rest of the Zambezia polling stations, it is certain that Renamo will lose several of its Zambezia parliamentary seats to Frelimo (in the current parliament, Renamo holds 34 of the 49 Zambezia seats to just 15 for Frelimo).

There is a similar situation in the largest constituency, Nampula. Renamo won this province in 1999, albeit only by a slim majority, taking 26 of its 50 seats to 24 for Frelimo. At the current stage of the parallel count, Guebuza has a slight lead, with 99,063 votes to Dhlakama's 94,653.

Of all the 11 constituencies, the only one where Dhlakama and Renamo are leading is Dhlakama's home province of Sofala.

The full results of the Radio Mozambique count, as of 22.00 on Saturday, are as follows:

Presidential election

Niassa

Armando Guebuza (Frelimo) 58,751
Afonso Dhlakama (Renamo) 24,444

Cabo Delgado

Armando Guebuza (Frelimo) 41,940
Afonso Dhlakama (Renamo) 16,227

Nampula

Armando Guebuza (Frelimo) 99,063
Afonso Dhlakama (Renamo) 94,653

Zambezia

Armando Guebuza (Frelimo) 104,879
Afonso Dhlakama (Renamo) 100,552

Tete

Armando Guebuza (Frelimo) 126,328
Afonso Dhlakama (Renamo) 31,614

Sofala

Armando Guebuza (Frelimo) 22,556
Afonso Dhlakama (Renamo) 38,711

Manica

Armando Guebuza (Frelimo) 73,350
Afonso Dhlakama (Renamo) 59,980

Inhambane

Armando Guebuza (Frelimo) 144,419
Afonso Dhlakama (Renamo) 15,237

Gaza

Armando Guebuza (Frelimo) 250,225
Afonso Dhlakama (Renamo) 4,614

Maputo province

Armando Guebuza (Frelimo) 35,187
Afonso Dhlakama (Renamo) 3,768

Maputo city

Armando Guebuza (Frelimo) 45,714
Afonso Dhlakama (Renamo) 6,427

Mozambicans abroad
(in Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Portugal)

Armando Guebuza (Frelimo) 5,053
Afonso Dhlakama (Renamo) 826

Total

Armando Guebuza (Frelimo) 1,007,465
Afonso Dhlakama (Renamo) 397,053

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Parliamentary election


Niassa

Frelimo 56,213
Renamo 16,926

Cabo Delgado

Frelimo 36,400
Renamo 13,456

Nampula

Frelimo 87,747
Renamo 83,756

Zambezia

Frelimo 91,912
Renamo 84,317

Tete

Frelimo 124,152
Renamo 29,551

Sofala

Frelimo 21,536
Renamo 29,326

Manica

Frelimo 47,630
Renamo 46,756

Inhambane

Frelimo 120,523
Renamo 13,124

Gaza

Frelimo 248,949
Renamo 4,454

Maputo province

Frelimo 52,086
Renamo 2,940

Maputo City

Frelimo 38,809
Renamo 6,658

Mozambicans abroad (in Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Portugal)

Frelimo 5,079
Renamo 871

Total

Frelimo 931,034
Renamo 332,135

One anomaly is that the Radio has adjusted its total for Guebuza's vote in Tete province downwards by 54,000 votes, and it is not clear why. Possibly there was a mathematical error in calculating the previous total. Tete, however, is the only problem where the results arouse some suspicion, because an impossibly high turnout is being reported from one of its districts, Changara.

The above results were gathered by literally hundreds of Radio Mozambique journalists from the results sheets fixed on the walls of polling stations. They are thus unofficial, and have not yet been confirmed by the National Elections Commission (CNE).


This is a condensed version of the AIM daily news service - for details contact aim@tvcabo.co.mz


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