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Since the beginning of voter registration on March 19, the Technical Secretariat for Electoral Administration (STAE) has reduced by 2,421,989 voters the total 8,500,000 that were to be registered, but still may not reach its own target.
The process ends today Thursday (17), but by May 13, only 6,078,011 (79.89 percent) out of the 7,599,200 planned had been registered.
The latest update from the electoral administration body in the country makes clear that this was the third reduction in the target number. The first decrease was from 8,500,000 to 8,063,879 voters; the second, to 7,817,887; and the latest, to 7,599,200 voters.
STAE spokesman Cláudio Langa said a few days ago that the reduction was “fundamentally because the Nampula, Zambézia and Manica National Statistical Institute (INE) provincial delegations changed the administrative division of districts in 2013”.
As far as the situation in each province is concerned, up to last Sunday, Niassa registered only 62.65 percent of voters since the beginning of the campaign. In Lichinga, voter registration stood at 85.03 percent, with the districts of Mandimba, Metangula and Marrupa at 38.51 percent, 49.22 percent and 59.69 percent respectively.
In Cabo Delgado, the situation is very satisfactory with only the city of Pemba registering 75.90 percent of potential voters while the remaining districts were above 100 percent of the target.
Nampula and Zambézia remain in the red, as the number of citizens registering was only 85.02 and 77.64 percent of target respectively. In Tete, Manica and Sofala municipalities, those registering have not yet reached 90 percent, a percentage that Inhambane has exceeded, with Gaza above 100 percent.
A worrying situation prevails in the city and province of Maputo, where registered voters did not reach 70 percent on the above-mentioned date. The municipal district of KamPfumo registered only 52.35 percent of voters registered, the lowest result in the capital city.
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