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Ricardo Tomás, File photo: O País
The Standing Commission of the Assembly of the Republic yesterday ordered the resignation of deputy Ricardo Tomás, elected in the lists of MDM (Democratic Movement of Mozambique) . The decision results from the fact that Tomás joined the Renamo party during the 2018 municipal elections.
Ricardo Tomás resigned from the MDM, a party for which he was elected deputy to the Assembly of the Republic in 2014, to run as Renamo head of list in the Tete municipality.
However, he remained sitting as an MDM in the Assembly of the Republic, prompting the party to petition the Standing Commission for his resignation.
But Tomás will only leave the MDM bench when the Standing Commission completes the process that formalizes his resignation.
The Commission also analysed a request for the resignation of Geraldo Carvalho, an MDM deputy who supported Renamo in Beira last year.
However, the Standing Commission says that it did not find sufficient reason to remove Geraldo Carvalho from the Assembly of the Republic.
Meanwhile, the First Commission of the Assembly of the Republic clarified last week, in the context of the review and adoption of legislation on decentralised governance, that the loss of mandate is not an impediment to running again in subsequent elections.
By Emildo SamboSource: O País
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