Mozambique News Agency

Election Special, 3rd December 2004

Election results as of 19.30 Friday

Maputo, 3 Dec (AIM) - By Friday evening, AIM was in possession of the results from 17 per cent of the 12,744 polling stations set up inside the country for Mozambique's third multi-party presidential and parliamentary elections.

These results sheets ("editais"), posted on the walls of the polling stations, show the gap between the ruling Frelimo Party, and its main rival, Renamo, widening rather than shrinking.

While it is true that there are still many editais from rural areas in Renamo strongholds in the central provinces that are still to be included in this parallel count, it is also true that it will be very difficult for Renamo to close the current gap.

The results so far (as of 19.30 on Friday), as gathered by AIM from its own correspondents, and from Radio Mozambique, are as follows:

Presidential election

Maputo city (123 polling stations)

Armando Guebuza (Frelimo) 38,268
Afonso Dhlakama (Renamo) 5,342

Maputo province (180 polling stations)

Armando Guebuza (Frelimo) 42,755
Afonso Dhlakama (Renamo) 3,922

Zambezia (249 polling stations)

Armando Guebuza (Frelimo) 27,793
Afonso Dhlakama (Renamo) 22,873

Nampula (115 polling stations)

Armando Guebuza (Frelimo) 17,396
Afonso Dhlakama (Renamo) 14,802

Sofala (228 polling stations)

Armando Guebuza (Frelimo) 26,083
Afonso Dhlakama (Renamo) 42,896

Gaza (273 polling stations)

Armando Guebuza (Frelimo) 97,090
Afonso Dhlakama (Renamo) 1,615

Inhambane (229 polling stations)

Armando Guebuza (Frelimo) 47,533
Afonso Dhlakama (Renamo) 7,853

Cabo Delgado (227 polling stations)

Armando Guebuza (Frelimo) 64,567
Afonso Dhlakama (Renamo) 17,906

Niassa (183 polling stations)

Armando Guebuza (Frelimo) 31,911
Afonso Dhlakama (Renamo) 13,050

Manica (232 polling stations)

Armando Guebuza (Frelimo) 43,272
Afonso Dhlakama (Renamo) 31,467

Tete (114 polling stations)

Armando Guebuza (Frelimo) 26,161
Afonso Dhlakama (Renamo) 14,758

Total (2,153 polling stations)

Armando Guebuza (Frelimo) 462,829
Afonso Dhlakama (Renamo) 176,484

Parliamentary election

Maputo City (102 polling stations)

Frelimo 28,115
Renamo 4,264

Maputo Province (155 polling stations)

Frelimo 33,879
Renamo 3,057

Zambezia (240 polling stations)

Frelimo 23,731
Renamo 19,779

Nampula (106 polling stations)

Frelimo 14,086
Renamo 12,252

Sofala (215 polling stations)

Frelimo 21,973
Renamo 37,026

Gaza (273 polling stations)

Frelimo 93,348
Renamo 1,872

Inhambane (229 polling stations)

Frelimo 42,121
Renamo 6,852

Cabo Delgado (227 polling stations)

Frelimo 51,795
Renamo 14,232

Niassa (181 polling stations)

Frelimo 28,706
Renamo 11,458

Manica (199 polling stations)

Frelimo 39,415
Renamo 29,690

Tete (82 polling stations)

Frelimo 18,536
Renamo 6.251

Total (2,009 polling stations)

Frelimo 395,706
Renamo 147,633

AIM is only giving figures for the two main parties and their candidates, since the results for the minor parties are almost insignificant.

This count is entirely unofficial, and none of the results cited above have yet been confirmed by the National Elections Commission (CNE).

This is a condensed version of the AIM daily news service - for details contact

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