U.S. Election Observers Welcome New Mozambique Government - Call On Defeated Parties To Respect Election Results, Work For Peace

by The Africa Fund
New York, New York, United States
December 16, 1994
3 pages
Type: Press Release
Coverage in Africa: Mozambique
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The press release says United States observers to the October 27-29 elections in war-torn Mozambique, the world's poorest country, welcomed today's announcement of a more inclusive national unity government and urged opposition parties to respect the election results and back President-elect Joaquim Chissano's efforts to foster national reconciliation and reconstruction. The press release says the U.S. observer team, sponsored by the New York-based Africa Fund, was part of a larger international monitoring mission coordinated by the Christian Council of Mozambique. The press release says originally created by the white minority Rhodesian army as a counterinsurgency force, RENAMO was taken over by South Africa in 1980 and greatly expanded. The press release discusses the Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO), Afonso Dhlakama, Nelson Mandela, and the African National Congress (ANC). The press release says contact Jennifer Davis, Ruth Brandon Minter.
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