Frelimo to meet a few months before the start of the electoral cycle

Frelimo vai reunir-se a poucos meses do arranque de ciclo eleitoral

The Central Committee of Frelimo, the ruling party, will meet tomorrow (24.03) to discuss the next electoral cycle, which begins with the local elections on 11 October, the organization announced in a statement.

According to Lusa, citing the party communiqué, Frelimo will also analyze, in the city of Matola, on the outskirts of the capital, the viability of the first elections of district administrators, scheduled for 2024, a ballot that the ruling party has said several times should be subject to reflection.

The President of the Republic and leader of Frelimo, Filipe Nyusi, has argued that the financial and administrative implications of such a ballot should be analyzed, while Renamo says that "it only changes the form of designation of the administrator, from 'indicated' [by the central government] to 'elected'.

Renamo has been defending the holding of district elections, as it believes they are the basis of the peace agreement it signed with the government and were enshrined in the constitution in 2018.

In fact, Renamo believes that not holding the district elections will be a violation of the Constitution of the Republic.

Also on the agenda for the debate of the Central Committee of the Frelimo party is the social and economic situation in the country, at a time when the neediest populations are increasingly feeling the weight of the cost of living, aggravated by the global inflationary crisis.

The political and military situation will also be the subject of the meeting, in a context where, on the one hand, a rebel insurgency prevails in Cabo Delgado (north) and, on the other hand, the Mozambican authorities are under enormous challenge, after the police repressed peaceful marches in honor of the late social intervention 'rapper' Azagaia, last Saturday.

Mozambique enters a new electoral cycle this year, with municipal elections on October 11 and general elections in 2024.

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