The Mozambique presidential, parliamentary and provincial elections of 28 October 2009

"This report is the mission’s assessment of the electoral processes, which covered the pre-election phase, polling day, including voting, counting and the announcement of provisional results at polling stations, and the immediate post-election period. Although there was extensive room for improvement, the mission noted that the legal framework for elections in Mozambique was generally satisfactory for the holding of credible elections. During the pre-election phase, the mission observed a generally peaceful campaign in all the 11 provinces of the country. A few isolated cases of violence were reported, but these did not seem to have affected the overall peacefulness of the process and voters’ freedom of choice. The mission observed that the governing FRELIMO party had significantly more campaign materials than other political parties. The mission also received several reports of allegations of the illegal use of state resources for campaign purposes by the incumbent party."