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Mozambique’s National Electoral Commission (CNE) on Wednesday submitted to the Council of Ministers its suggested date for the municipal elections that will take place next year.
The date was approved by consensus of the members of the CNE, who include representatives of the three parties with parliamentary seats: Frelimo, Renamo and the MDM.
The date has not been officially revealed, because the CNE only proposes the date and approval is the responsibility of the Council of Ministers, but a source from the electoral body informed VOA, on condition of anonymity, that the proposed date is October 15, 2018.
The CNE meeting also assessed logistical aspects of the elections and set the total budget at about US$13 million, which the state must either provide or obtain from cooperation partners.
Renamo, which has boycotted previous municipal elections, has already started the process of preparing to enter the 2018 race.Source: Voa Portugues