The ruling party’s unbroken incumbency before, and since the introduction of multiparty elections in 1994 has allowed it to establish significant control over state institutions. The opposition has disputed the results of recent elections, and its armed wing fought a low-level conflict against government forces that persisted until a truce was signed in December 2016. Mozambique also struggles with corruption, and journalists who report on it and other sensitive issues risk violent attacks.
Freedom in the World — Mozambique Country Report
Mozambique is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.
- 2019 Mozambique Country Report
- 2020 Country Report—Coming Soon!
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