Presidential Elections 28.10.2009
Mozambique is going through ist fourth presidental election and only every third person attends the poll. In how far is a government that was elected this way lawful?
Reasons for non-voting are available. Some people rather go to the field. The rainy season starts and there is no time to waste. Others have lost their electoral IDs.
Each campaign of a party follows a course on “Elections for beginners”. Always in the local language. They try to get people to vote.
A journey on the bike into the bush leads me past the course. A simulation of a voting card. Parties , first of all the FRELIMO, explains that one only has to put a cross at FRELIMO. This approach will be successful.