Record Modified: Aug 16 2023

Oct. 15, 2019 Held


Republic of Mozambique

Election for Mozambican Presidency


Cast Votes:6,823,926
Valid Votes:6,315,605
Invalid Votes:508,321


Filipe Nyusi4,639,172


Ossufo Momade1,356,786


Daviz Simango273,599


Mário Albino46,048


More Info:

At Stake in this Election:       

  • The office of President of Mozambique.

Government Structure:

  • Chief of State: President Filipe NYUSI (since 2015)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Carlos AGOSTINHO DO ROSÁRIO (since 17 January 2015)
  • Assembly: Mozambique has a unicameral Assembly of the Republic (Assembleia da República) with 250 seats.

Electoral System:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • Presidential candidate needs majority of valid votes cast to be elected. If no candidate obtains more than 50% of vote, a run-off is held between the two strongest candidates and the candidate who obtains the most votes is elected.[1]
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the President.
  • In the Assembly of the Republic (Assembleia da República), 248 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms and 2 members are elected in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.*

*** 248 seats are apportioned among 11 multi-member constituencies corresponding to the provinces in proportion to their populations. Two single-seat constituencies represent Mozambicans living abroad in Africa and "other countries," respectively. According to the electoral law (2007) these seats are "both based in Maputo." The seat allocation can be found here.

Main Candidates in this Election[2]:

  • Filipe NYUSI
    • Party: Mozambique Liberation Front / Frente de Libertação de Moçambique (Frelimo)
  • Ossufo MOMADE
    • Party: Mozambican National Resistance / Resistência Nacional Moçambicana (Renamo)
  • Daviz SIMANGO
    • Party: Democratic Movement of Mozambique / Movimento Democrático de Moçambique (MDM)
  • Mario ALBINO
    • Party: Extraparliamentary Action Party of the United Movement for Integral Salvation (AMUSI)

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population: 30,366,000[3]                   
  • Registered Voters: 12,945,921[4]

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 15,620,000[5]
  • Is Mozambique a signatory to CEDAW: No
  • Has Mozambique ratified CEDAW: Yes (21 Apr 1997)[6]
  • Gender Quota: No[7]
  • Female Candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Legislators: 99 (39.6%)[8]
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: 180[9]
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low[10]

Disability Data:

  • Is Mozambique a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)[11]
  • Has Mozambique ratified CRPD: Yes (30 January 2012)[12]
  • Population with a disability: 3,795,467[13]