Mozambique: 2009 Presidential election results

Updated January 2010

The election was held on 28 October 2009. The results were confirmed by the Constitutional Council on 27 December 2009.

Candidates

Nine men were nominated as candidates for the 2009 Presidential election. The Constitutional Council, in terms of Law 7/2007 section 132, scrutinised the prospective candidates' nomination submissions and on 14 August 2009 ruled that only three had met the legal requirements for valid nomination; the remaining six were rejected because they failed to meet the requirement of 10 000 acceptable signatures supporting their candidacy. See 2009 Presidential election candidates for more details.

Voting statistics

Registered voters 9 871 949
Ballots cast 4 406 093
Percentage poll 44.63
Valid ballots 3 965 885
Spoilt ballots 440 208
% Spoilt 9.99

Table source

CNE 2009.

Results

Candidate Party Votes % votes
Armando Emílio Guebuza Frente de Libertação de Moçambique (FRELIMO) 2 974 627 75.01
Afonso Macacho Marceta Dhlakama Resistência Nacional Moçambicana (RENAMO) 650 679 16.41
Daviz Mbepo Simango Movimento Democrático de Moçambique (MDM) 340 579 8.59
Total 3 965 885 100.01

Table source

CNE 2009.

References

CNE 2009 "Edital Apuramento Geral / Presidente da República", [www] http://www.stae.org.mz/media/APURAMENTO/APURAMENTO%20PR/APURAMENTO%20GERAL/GERAL%20PR%20SUMARIZADO.pdf [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 19 Nov 2009)