The 2019 elections in Mozambique were preceded by two cyclones that directly and significantly affected the electoral process in the central and northern regions. In addition to the cyclones, terrorist attacks which began in 2017 had a negative impact on voter registration and voting processes.

This case study provides several findings and lessons learned.

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Details

Publication date
01 September 2022
Language(s)
English
Author(s)
Domingos M. Rosario
Number of pages
26

Contents

Introduction

Background and institutional context

Natural hazard context

A ‘minimal’ postponement to hold elections at all costs

The effects of cyclone Kenneth on voter registration in the north

Measures taken to enable the election(s) to be held: voter registration

Campaign period

Election day

Election observation

Informational environment

Cost of elections

Election results

Conclusions

References

 

 

 

 

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Cyclones and their Effects on the 2019 Elections in Mozambique

Case Study, 1 September 2022
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