Mozambique: 2009 Presidential election candidates

Updated August 2009

Nine men were nominated as candidates for the 2009 Presidential election to be held on 28 October 2009 (Conselho Constitucional 2009a). The Constitutional Council, in terms of Law 7/2007 section 132, scrutinised the prospective candidates' nomination submissions and on 14 August 2009 ruled that only three had met the legal requirements for valid nomination; the remaining six were rejected because they failed to meet the requirement of 10 000 acceptable signatures supporting their candidacy (Conselho Constitucional 2009b, 18, 19).

Accepted nominations

The Constitutional Council accepted the following three men as candidates for the presidency:

Candidate Party/coalition
Afonso Macacho Marceta Dhlakama Resistência Nacional Moçambicana (RENAMO)
Armando Emílio Guebuza Frente de Libertação de Moçambique (FRELIMO)
Daviz Mbepo Simango Movimento Democrático de Moçambique (MDM)

Rejected nominations

The Constitutional Council rejected the following six men as candidates for the presidency because they failed to supply 10 000 acceptable signatures in support of their candidacy:

Candidate Party/coalition
José Ricardo Viana Agostinho União dos Democratas de Moçambique - Partido Popular (UDM-PT)
Leonardo Francisco Cumbe Partido Unido de Moçambique e de Liberdade Democrática (PUMILD)
Raul Manuel Domingos Partido para Paz, Democracia e Desenvolvimento (PDD)
Artur Ricardo Jaquene Coligação União Eleitoral
Jakob Neves Salomão Sibindy Partido Independente de Moçambique (PIMO)
Khalid Husein Mahomed Sidat Aliança Independente de Moçambique (ALIMO)

References

CONSELHO CONSTITUCIONAL 2009a "Edital: O Doutor Luís António Mondlane, Presidente do Conselho Constitucional".

CONSELHO CONSTITUCIONAL 2009b "Acórdão no 08/CC/09 , de 14 de Agosto".

LAW 7/2007 of 26 February (governs election of the President and the National Assembly) replaces Electoral Law 7/2004.
For Portuguese see: Lei no 7/2007, [www] http://aceproject.org/ero-en/regions/africa/MZ/mocambique-lei-n-7-2007-in-portuguese/at_download/file [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 9 Mar 2010).