From the two-party to the dominant-party system in Mozambique, 1994-2012 : framing Frelimo Party Dominance in context

Adriano Nuvunga

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Abstract

This thesis examines the abrupt end of Mozambique’s vibrant two-party system, which, by the middle of the past decade, had developed into a dominant- party system, instead of institutionalizing, as was the case in other African third wave democracies. While, from the second election, in 1999, the former rebel movement, RENAMO, went head-to-head with the former liberation movement, the ruling Frelimo, from the third election, held in 2004, RENAMO experienced a significant loss of votes, a loss repeated in 2009. This paved the way for a Frelimo breakthrough to dominance despite the fact that its voter share remained almost the same in all four elections.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Hout, Wil, Supervisor
  • Salih, Mohamed, Supervisor
Award date26 Nov 2014
Place of PublicationRotterdam
Publisher
Print ISBNs9789491478253
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2014

Research programs

  • EUR-ISS-GGSJ

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