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EU election observation mission to Mozambique in 1999

Hand dropping a voting paper into a ballot box while a man watches
Hand dropping a voting paper into a ballot box while a man watches

At the invitation of the Government of Mozambique, the European Union established a mission to observe the general elections in Mozambique from 3 to 5 December 1999.

The European Union observed the general elections that were held in Mozambique between 3 and 5 December 1999 to elect a President and the Assembly of the Republic.

Incumbent President Joaquim Chissano won a narrow victory against Afonso Dhlakama. Chissano's FRELIMO party also won the Assembly elections, taking 133 of the 250 seats.

The observers were deployed throughout the country. They met government and electoral officials, candidates and political parties, civil society representatives and the media.