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Frelimo's leading lady?

Evidence is growing that Amélia Muendane may emerge as the preferred candidate of ruling party Frelimo

Today’s front pages in Maputo. Photo © Faizal Chauque / Zitamar News

Good afternoon. There may still be more than a month before ruling party Frelimo’s Central Committee meets to choose its candidate to succeed Filipe Nyusi as president of Mozambique. But the feverish speculation has not gone away — with a new name apparently rising to the top of the list of probables.

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Ossufo Momade, leader of opposition party Renamo, has called a party congress for 15-16 May, according to a Facebook page linked to the party, cited in a report by DW. The party’s National Council is due to meet in the first half of April. That meeting should confirm details of the Congress, DW said. The party has yet to confirm who will be its candidate to run in Mozambique’s presidential election in October this year. Venâncio Mondlane has expressed his desire to challenge Momade for the leadership of the party. Momade’s five-year term as leader expired in January this year, leading Mondlane to lodge a legal challenge to force the party to hold a leadership election.

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