Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Nyusi's choice

Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi appointed four new members of the State Council yesterday.
clubofmozambiqueThey are Alberto Joaquim Chipande, member of the Frelimo party political commission and former minister of Defense (1975-1986); former minister of Education and first lady of Mozambique, Graça Simbine Machel; member of parliament and former prime minister, Alberto Clementino António Vaquina; and president of the Democratic Movement of Mozambique (MDM) and Mayor of Beira cty, capital of Sofala province, Daviz Mbepo Simango.The State Council is chaired by the President. Currently sitting on the council are: the Speaker of Parliament, Verónica Macamo; the Prime Minister, Carlos Agostinho do Rosário; the President of the Constitutional Council, Hermenegildo Gamito; the Ombudsman, José Abudo; former presidents Joaquim Chissano and Armando Guebuza; former speakers of parliament Marcelino dos Santos and Eduardo Mulémbwé; seven members elected by parliament; the four new members appointed by the President; and, as the person with the second-largest tally of votes for the post of president, Afonso Dhlakama.Renamo has so far refused to accept the appointment of a member of the MDM among the seven members elected by parliament.
Phot: From Left to right, top to bottom: Daviz Simango, Graça Machel, Alberto Vaquina, Alberto Chipande

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