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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:51 - Updated Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:51

Welfare Minister attends Mozambican President's inauguration

Luanda - The minister of Welfare and Social Reintegration, João Baptista Kussumua, is Maputo since Monday, where he is representing this Thursday morning the Angolan head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, in the inauguration ceremony of the new Mozambican President, Filipe Nyusi.

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João Baptista Kussumua, who did not speak to the press, is accompanied in this visit to Mozambique by the Secretary of State for Cooperation, Ângela Bragança.

The new Mozambican president's inauguration is taking place at at the Independence Square in Maputo in the presence of several world statesmen, followed by an official reception at the Ponta Vermelha Palace.

According to the results announced by the Constitutional Council, Frelimo, in power since independence in 1975, won three elections (presidential, legislative and provincial), keeping the majority in the National Assembly, with 144 seats out of a total of 250.

A third party, the Democratic Movement of Mozambique (MDM), won 17 seats. Renamo, which obtained 89 MPs boycotted on Monday the investiture of the new parliament, while its leader Afonso Dhlakama is contesting the results and threaten to create an autonomous Republic in the centre and north of the country.

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