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Without “drapery” of its origin Members of the new CNE are required to be smooth The Sala da Paz calls for “independence, impartiality and responsibility” contributing to the smoothness of electoral processes “by the new members of the National Elections Commission (CNE), elected by the Assembly of the Republic last December and installed on the 15th of this month. “In the exercise of their functions, it is expected that the members of the CNE do not represent the public or private institutions, political or social organizations of origin, guiding their conduct” by “independence, impartiality and responsibility, thus contributing to the fairness of electoral processes, “Sala da Paz said in a statement. The Sala da Paz, which is a coalition of civil society for electoral observation, made this appeal on Monday (18 January) to the new members of the National Elections Commission (CNE) to be independent, pointing out that the suspicion in in relation to ballots has led to political violence. According to Sal da Paz, “it is no longer justifiable for electoral processes in Mozambique to continue to be characterized by accusations of fraud, manipulation of voter registration and results, exchange of results, falsification of public notices, disturbances at the time of voting and counting votes and poor accreditation of observers “. For these anomalous situations, even if they occur in isolation, contribute to tarnish the entire electoral process. “There are times when the weak integrity of electoral processes has led to challenges that have evolved into political-military violence, causing human and material damage”, emphasizes the Sala da Paz in its information note. Electoral experience requires credible results For the coalition, after 30 years of formal establishment of multiparty democracy and with six general, five municipal and three provincial elections already held, Mozambique has gained experience in organizing transparent electoral processes and credible results. “Regardless of their source, the CNE law protects each member, by establishing that they are immovable, so in the exercise of their functions, it is expected that they do not represent public or private institutions, political or social organizations of origin” , the statement said. The Sala da Paz defends the exemplary punishment of violators of electoral legislation, the timely availability of the necessary resources for electoral operations and the creation of security guarantees for citizens and other political actors in the exercise of their political rights. Meanwhile, the President of the Republic, Filipe Nyusi, installed last Friday (January 15), 17 new CNE members elected by the Assembly of the Republic in December 2020. Ten of the new members were appointed by the three political parties with a seat (namely FRELIMO, RENAMO and MDM) and seven nominated by civil society organizations. Among all, gathered in its first session, was chosen the bishop of the Anglican Church of Mozambique, Carlos Matsinhe, whose candidacy for CNE was endorsed by the Christian Council of Mozambique, as president of the CNE for the five-year term, with 11 votes in favor against six of your opponent. The new CNE is responsible for overseeing the 2023 census and municipal elections and the 2024 general (presidential and provincial) census and elections. Nyusi recommendations and requests from the CNE helmsman The President of the Republic, Filipe Nyusi, when he inaugurated the members of the CNE, recommended to the new cast to work in order to guarantee the credibility and transparency of future electoral processes, seeking to reach consensus and avoid the repetition of past mistakes, asking for impartiality in the process. performance of functions. “We also recommend constant dialogue, consensus in the management of electoral processes, communication with all parties involved in the process,” he said. Upon taking office, Matsinhe made a request: “We want to appeal, not only to the members of the Electoral Commission but also to all those who concern the culture of good participation in elections, the promotion of peaceful, free, fair and credible elections, and that all let us join our hands, our heads, and build a truly democratic Mozambique “, because, the religious leader understands that” only this way “is that” we will be able to live in peace and make our country progress.

Without “drapery” of its origin Members of the new CNE are required to be smooth The Sala da Paz calls for “independence, impartiality and responsibility” contributing to the smoothness of electoral...

Between Mozambique and Tanzania Cross-border pact to combat terrorists • Nyusi announces clemency to repentant terrorists After the agreement signed last year, for the exchange of information on the incursions of armed groups, between Mozambique and Tanzania, this week, in a high-level meeting, the Mozambican statesman, Filipe Nyusi, and that of Tanzania, John Magufuli, sealed the cross-border pact to corner the terrorist group that has been plaguing the northern province of Cabo Delgado since 2017, and which has the Tanzanian territory as the gateway to Mozambique and the retreat zone. At a high-level meeting, held on Monday (January 11), in Tanzania, between Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi and his counterpart John Magufuli, both accompanied by high-ranking defense and security forces, action strategies were discussed. joint and coordinated efforts to trap the group of insurgents, such as terrorist modus operandi, with foreign leaders, who perpetrate terror in districts of Cabo Delgado province, claiming lives and destroying social and economic infrastructure. Life and death pact After this meeting that lasted about three hours, in Tanzanian territory but close to Cabo Delgado, the President of the Republic, Filipe Nyusi, already in Mozambican territory, without going into details, explains the pact as follows: “Tanzania is saying who prefers to die with us “. Officially, Tanzania, a country bordering Mozambique, through Cabo Delgado, has expressed its willingness to cooperate with Mozambique in the fight against armed groups in this province, whose attacks, which date back to 2017, have been classified since last year. by the Mozambican state and international authorities threatening terrorism. As a result of the meeting, before the press in Cabo Delgado, Filipe Nyusi preferred to start with a contextual approach, referring that the purpose of the visit was to deepen the relations of friendship and cooperation, stressing that relations must always be aligned, not being a finished product, then focusing on security issues. “It was an unavoidable theme due to the reality that our country lives. We want to develop Mozambique and the Tanzanians want to develop Tanzania. They want water and energy. They want good housing, roads and food and these things only happen safely. So, at all times when discussing the development of a country or society, security is automatically discussed. We gave our points of view and explained what the current reality of Mozambique is, ”said the Mozambican statesman, without giving details of the content of the security dialogue with his Tanzanian counterpart. In reference to the attacks in Cabo Delgado and in the center of the country, he said: “we transmitted our information in the scope of security in the north and center operational theater. We affirm that we will return to the meetings of the mixed commissions between Mozambique and Tanzania, including in the area of Defense and Security “, said the statesman, considering the meeting as positive. It is recalled that in November, Mozambique and Tanzania signed an agreement to exchange information on the incursions of armed groups. At the time, Bernardino Rafael, Commander-General of Police of the Republic of Mozambique (PRM), after signing the document that also took place in Tanzania, said that “the agreement provides that we work together to control the border of the Rovuma, working with the populations to denounce the possible movement of terrorists “, revealed, so the most recent meeting was even to seal this cross-border pact to fight these terrorist groups that find” hiding place “in Tanzania without relent. Mercy to recruits … The Mozambican statesman, at a press conference from Cabo Delgado, in the city of Pemba, after the working visit to Tanzania, called for vigilance among the youth of the affected regions, adding that many young people who agreed to join the groups rebels are seriously sorry. “They received several promises and are not seeing the results. They are being directed by people who do not know or know what language they speak. You are not nature killers,” said Filipe Nyusi, in a message addressed to young people recruited for the infamous incursions, recommending them to surrender to the authorities and that they will have due clemency. “Find a way to talk to the Defense and Security Forces so that you can get back to all of us. We will do everything for the Mozambican people to understand that they have been manipulated and used. You are not murderers by nature, you are being moved to that war ”, considered Filipe Nyusi. To demonstrate his willingness to grant mercy to repentant terrorists, the statesman explained what happened during the last attack on Matemo Island in the Ibo district last week, pointing out that the youths who entered Matemo were repelled by the Defense Forces and Safety. “They did everything for everything so that the same young people could go out peacefully because they knew that“ they are innocent ”, he said. Divided military junta In addition to Cabo Delgado, Filipe Nyusi also spoke of the situation in the central part of the country, specifically Manica and Sofala, where the Renamo Military Junta continues to carry out armed attacks against civilians and property, including taking lives as it happened last Saturday. Flipe Nyusi said that he knew that there are divisions in the Military Junta, with two distinct groups, considering that “the majority is aware that this war does not have to be waged, therefore, those who think this way will receive them. We are going to leave Nhongo alone ”or“ with this group ”with which he insists on carrying out attacks, the statesman said. To those who intend to return to society, Filipe Nyusi appealed that they “do not hesitate” to contact the authorities “because they were not made to kill” their own parents or siblings and promised to continue with the spirit of forgiveness that characterizes their governance.

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