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The Confederation of Economic Associations of Mozambique (CTA) reached a ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ on Thursday, overcoming disagreements over the candidacy of Quessanias Matsombe for the position of chairman of the organisation’s Board of Directors.
The agreement was reached at a meeting of CTA’S general assembly. Matsombe had initially been barred by the electoral commission for alleged documentary irregularities, and had appealed to the courts to overturn his exclusion.
According to the electronic daily Mediafax, Matsombe succeeded in obtaining a precautionary measure for the suspension of the electoral process, which was scheduled for yesterday, when the agreement was in fact reached.
After including Matsombe as candidate, the CTA set May 25 as the date of the vote, and May 26 for the inauguration of the elected bodies. Under the agreement, Matsombe undertook to withdraw his complaint from Kampfumu Court, thus avoiding ‘washing the dirty laundry in public’.
Another agreement was reached adding two voluntary members to the electoral commission, now numbering seven. The CTA is to hold a press conference this Friday fully explaining its electoral process and issues relating to its annual report and accounts.
The several episodes involving the event were widely publicised in Mzoambican Media. watch below two reprots by TV Miramar:
25 Apr 2017
27 Apr 2017Source: AIM Moçambique / Miramar