Past eventResearch Event

Mozambique’s Municipal Elections: The Process and Politics of Pluralism

12 December 2013 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Chatham House, London


Elisabete Azevedo-Harman, Research Associate, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Alex Vines, Research Director, Area Studies and International Law; Head, Africa Programme, Chatham House



Although marred by localized incidents of violence, the recent municipal elections in Mozambique show that political pluralism is still a strong prospect for the country. However, challenges by the MDM opposition party in urban areas and the former rebel group RENAMO’s boycott of the elections have created tensions and increased uncertainty.

Elisabete Azevedo-Harman will discuss her observations as an election monitor of these local elections. She will discuss the process and events and politics around it, reporting of the elections and international engagement and interests. 

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.