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The Constitutional Council has rejected the extraordinary appeals logged by the MDM and by the Mozambican Council of Ministers requesting the revision of its ruling 27/CC/2018 of 13 November, which validated the results of the 2018 municipal elections.
Both the MDM and the Council of Ministers requested the revision of the ruling validating the election of Manuel de Araújo and proclaiming him president of the Municipal Council of Quelimane. Both applicants maintained that this should not be the case, since Araújo had lost his previous mandate, as confirmed by Administrative Tribunal ruling No.86/2018 of 21 December.
The Constitutional Council rejected both appeals, citing the Constitution of the Republic and the organic law of the Constitutional Council itself, according to which its decisions are un-appealable and binding. The CC further clarifies that, at the time of its ruling validating the local elections results, Manuel de Araújo was not subject to any cause for ineligibility as a candidate.
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