Mozambique elections: Frelimo gains seats / government not accrediting EU observer body - Hanlon
Samora Machel Jr. (“Samito”) told a press conference Wednesday that he accepted the CC decision that his youth association citizens list AJUDEM could not stand. He blamed the work of a group of Frelimo “comrades” for the withdrawal of some members of his list, and made clear he would continue to be a thorn in the side of Frelimo. “As one door closes, another opens,” he said.
The son of Samora Machel and Josina Machel, two national heroes, and a member of Frelimo’s Central Committee, he became the first national figure to stand against the party.
His position in Frelimo is now unclear; its statutes bar membership of another party, but standing for a citizens list is less clear.
By Joseph HanlonSource: Mozambique Political Process Bulletin