Frelimo Central Committee to decide presidential candidate in March

Comité Central da Frelimo decide em Março o candidato para as presidenciais

The Frelimo party has scheduled a meeting of its Central Committee (CC) for next March, probably in the second half of the month, announced the head of the Frelimo bench in the Assembly of the Republic (AR), Sérgio Pantie.

According to Sérgio Pantie, who was speaking yesterday in Maputo at the opening ceremony of the 9th ordinary session of the AR, this meeting of the Central Committee will elect the candidate for president, the deputies, including the heads of list for the provincial assemblies for the general elections next October.

"It will be a moment for Mozambicans to reaffirm their commitment to the consolidation of multiparty democracy, electing the President of the Republic, Members of Parliament and members of the Provincial Assemblies," said Pantie, quoted by the AIMHe stressed that Frelimo is already working on the ground.

A few days ago, the Political Commission, the highest body within the Central Committee, created the Central Preparatory Office for the 7th presidential, legislative and provincial assembly elections.

In the meantime, Pantie also said that Frelimo will soon set up provincial and district election offices that will ensure coordination with the grassroots and create "all the conditions for a Frelimo victory".

"Aware of the challenges facing the country's development, Frelimo reaffirms its determination to participate in and win the presidential, legislative and provincial assembly elections to be held on October 9," he said.

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