Mozambique: 2009 Voter registration and Assembly of the Republic seat allocation

Updated November 2009

In terms of the Constitution of Mozambique (1990, Article 135. See also Law 7/2007, 158-159) the Assembly of the Republic is the legislature and consists of 250 members elected every five years by proportional representation. There is no minimum entry threshold. 248 seats are elected from the 10 provinces and Maputo city, each acting as a constituency, with the number of seats allocated to each constituency based on the proportion of registered voters in each. Two members are elected by expatriates, one for Africa and Europe each.

For seat allocations made in 2004 and 1999 see 2004 Assembly of the Republic seats by province

Constituency Registered voters Seats
Niassa 544 770 14
Cabo Delgado 888 197 22
Nampula 1 801 249 45
Zambezia 1 770 910 45
Tete 796 257 20
Manica 648 969 16
Sofala 772 630 20
Inhambane 641 387 16
Gaza 639 658 16
Maputo province 616 208 16
Maputo city 695 354 18
Africa 55 206 1
Europe 1 154 1
Total 9 871 949 250

Table source

CNE/STAE 2009, Hanlon 2009, 2.

References

HANLON 2009, "2009 Elections Mozambique political process bulletin", 39, 16 Nov.

CNE/STAE 2009 "Mandatos legislativas", [www] http://www.stae.org.mz/pages/mandatos-legislativas.php [opens new window] (accessed 16 September 2009).

CONSTITUTION OF MOZAMBIQUE 1990, [www] http://www.kituochakatiba.co.ug/mozamcon.htm [opens new window] (accessed 22 Feb 2010). For Portuguese see: Constituição da República de Moçambique (incluindo as revisões de 1994 e 2004), [www] http://www.mozambique.mz/pdf/constituicao.pdf [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 22 Feb 2010).

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).