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Assembly of the Republic

Assembleia da República
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
History
Founded1977[1]
Leadership
President of the Assembly
Verónica Macamo, FRELIMO
since 12 January 2010
Structure
Seats250
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Political groups
     FRELIMO (144)

     RENAMO (89)

     MDM (17)
Elections
Party-list proportional representation
D'Hondt method with 5% threshold
Last election
15 October 2014
Meeting place
Maputo, Mozambique
Website
www.parlamento.mz
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The unicameral Assembly of the Republic (Portuguese: Assembleia da República) is the legislative body of the Republic of Mozambique established in 1977.

The current parliament has 250 members who are directly elected through a system of party-list proportional representation and serve five-year terms. Parties must receive at least five percent of the vote nationally to gain parliamentary representation. Parliamentary debates and business are conducted entirely in Portuguese. Three parties are represented in the parliament: FRELIMO, RENAMO and the Democratic Movement of Mozambique. After the election, RENAMO MPs have refused to take office, since the party considered the electoral act had been fraudulent, but they resumed their duties in February 2015.[2]

Presidents of the Assembly[edit]

The President of the Assembly is the second-highest figure in the state hierarchy of Mozambique, and will replace the President of Mozambique in case of incapacity.[3]

Name Took office Left office Notes
Marcelino dos Santos 1977 1994 [4]
Eduardo Mulémbwè 1994 2009 [4]
Verónica Macamo 12 January 2010 Incumbent [5]

2014 parliamentary election results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
FRELIMO 2,575,995 55.93 144 –47
RENAMO 1,495,137 32.46 89 +38
MDM 384,538 8.35 17 +9
Other parties 149,812 3.25 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 711,454
Total 5,316,936 100 250
Registered voters/turnout 10,964,978 48.49
Source: Mozambique News Agency

Previous parliamentary election results[edit]

Political Party Election Year
1994 1999 2004 2009
Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) 129 133 160 191
Mozambican National Resistance (RENAMO) 112 - - 51
Mozambican National Resistance-Electoral Union (RENAMO-UE) - 117 90 -
Democratic Union (UD) 09 - - 08
Total 250 250 250 250

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