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Assembleia da Republica (Assembly of the Republic)

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GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PARLIAMENTARY CHAMBER

Parliament name (generic / translated) Assembleia da Republica / Assembly of the Republic
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Structure of parliament Unicameral
Affiliation to the IPU
Affiliation date(s)
LEADERSHIP
President Verónica Nataniel Macamo Dlovo (F) 
Notes Elected on 12 Jan. 2010.
Secretary General Armando Mário Correia (M) 
Notes 15 May 2012 -
COMPOSITION
Members (statutory / current number) 250 / 250
PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN


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Women (current number) 98 (39.20%)
Mode of designation directly elected 250
Term 5 years
Last renewal dates 15 October 2014
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CONTACT INFORMATION
Address Assembleia da Republica
C.P. 1516 - MAPUTO
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Phone (258) 21 22 51 00
Fax (258) 21 22 51 79
E-mail gpar@parlamento.com.org (Speaker)
Website
http://www.parlamento.mz/

ELECTORAL SYSTEM

Parliament name (generic / translated) Assembleia da Republica / Assembly of the Republic
Structure of parliament Unicameral
LEGAL FRAMEWORK
Electoral law 28 December 1993
Mode of designation directly elected 250
Constituencies - 11 multi-member constituencies (12 to 50 representatives for each, based on population), corresponding to the country's provinces
- 2 single-member constituencies, corresponding to the Mozambican communities in the countries of Europe and Africa, respectively.
Voting system Proportional: Party-list proportional representation system according to d'Hondt method; 5% vote threshold for parties to gain parliamentary representation.
Vacancies which arise between general elections are filled by substitutes chosen alongside titular members.
Voting is not compulsory.
Voter requirements - age: 18 years
- Mozambican citizenship
- disqualifications: legal deprivation (of right), mental deficiency or insanity, imprisonment or detention
CANDIDATES
Eligibility Qualified electors
- age: 18 years
- Mozambican citizenship
- ineligibility: persons sentenced to imprisonment for certain offences committed as public servants, habitual offenders.
Incompatibilities - government employment
- paid service for foreign State or international organization
- affiliation with National Electoral Commission
- judges
- civil servants
- members of the armed forces
- career diplomats
Candidacy requirements - membership of political party or coalition of parties

LAST ELECTIONS

Parliament name (generic / translated) Assembleia da Republica / Assembly of the Republic
Structure of parliament Unicameral
BACKGROUND
Dates of election / renewal (from/to) 15 October 2014
Timing and scope of renewal Elections were held for all seats in the Assembly of the Republic on the normal expiry of the members' term of office.
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STATISTICS
Voter turnout
Round no 115 October 2014
Number of registered electors
Voters
Blank or invalid ballot papers
Valid votes
10'886'195


Notes
Distribution of votes
Round no 1
Political group Candidates Votes % of votes
Mozambican Liberation Front (FRELIMO)
Mozambican National Resistance (RENAMO)
Democratic Movement of Mozambique (MDM)
Distribution of seats
Round no 1
Political Group Total of seats
Mozambican Liberation Front (FRELIMO) 144
Mozambican National Resistance (RENAMO) 89
Democratic Movement of Mozambique (MDM) 17
Distribution of seats according to sex
Men

Women

Percent of women




%
Distribution of seats according to age
Distribution of seats according to profession
Comments
Source: Assembly of the Republic (31.10.2014)

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