Mozambican parliament passes Peace and National Reconciliation Agreement Act
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The Coalition Democratic Alliance (CAD), a group of non-parliamentary political parties, today delivered to the Constitutional Council the nomination papers of Maria Alice Mabota’s candidacy for the presidency of Mozambique.
CAD representative José Alberto delivered Mabote’s nomination papers to the Constitutional Council, Mozambique’s highest body in matters of constitutional and electoral law, making Mabote the first woman to run for the post of President of the Republic of Mozambique.
Mabote’s nomination papers bear a total of 13, 160 supporting signatures.
After the submission of her candidacy, Aice Mabote, a lawyer and the former chairperson of the Human Rights League (LDH) gave a press conference.
She is the first woman to run for President of Mozambique.
“I have accepted the proposal, aware that it will not be easy, there is a machine and an electoral model that constitutes an immense challenge for the viability of this candidacy, but this does not frighten us, I know that I am a small, I know that I am going to face pebbles, stones and rocks. But the will to change the country, to put it back in progress is much stronger than what would allow me to give up, ” she said.
“We hope that the people will give us a vote of confidence and we will honor this trust, said Mabote. ” With this candidacy we invite all Mozambican citizens, throughout the national territory and even in the diaspora, to embark on this process of a new nation. so that every Mozambican is proud to be Mozambican, ” she said.
Source: Sala da Paz