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New Assembly of Republic deputies inaugurated in Mozambique

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Today, the inauguration of the deputies for the ninth legislature was carried out in the Assembly of the Republic of Mozambique with the head of state, Filipe Nyusi, present.

The eldest MP, Eduardo da Silva Nihia, 75, read out the oath of office which was then signed by each of the 247 deputies present at the inaugural session. Three Frelimo deputies for unknown reasons could not attend the ceremony.

The majority of the 250 deputies belong to the ruling Mozambican Liberation Front (Frelimo) which obtained 184 seats (73.6%); the main opposition party, Mozambican National Resistance (Renamo), received 60 seats (24%); while the Mozambique Democratic Movement (MDM) only got 6 seats (2.4%).

Apart the investiture of the new deputies, the first sitting had another point on its
agenda – the election of the chairperson, Esperança Bias, nominated by the Presidency of the Republic of Mozambique.

After Filipe Nyusi takes office as president for his second term on Wednesday, the new government will be formed.

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