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Abdul Carimo. Photo: Lusa
Mozambique’s National Electoral Commission (CNE) is evaluating the conditions for a voter registration to be held in the central region of the country, hit by Cyclone Idai, the head of the commission, Abdul Carimo, said on Tuesday.
“We are aware that many populations are displaced from their locations, so studies are being carried out”, Carimo said.
The Mozambican government has postponed the start date of the registration from 1 to 15 April due to the consequences of the cyclone.
“We have 45 days to carry out the voter registration”, said Carimo.
“If not on the first day, we will do it on the second or tenth, but the word of order is to register every citizen” he added.
Abdul Carimo also said the electoral bodies are sending the material for the registration to the 11 electoral circles.
Cyclone Idai hit the central region of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe on 14 March.
In Mozambique, according to the National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC), the cyclone has affected 1.5 million people, killed 602 and injured 1,641.
General elections are scheduled for 15 October.
For the first time, in addition to choosing the parliament and the president, Mozambican nationals are to elect the governors of the 11 provinces who are no longer appointed by the central power.Source: Lusa
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