African elections late 2019

  1. Mozambique (October)

-Current President- Filipe Nyusi

Mozambique will hold presidential, legislative and provincial elections on Oct. 15, a poll where the scale of victory will likely tilt towards president Filipe Nyusi’s ruling Mozambique Liberation Front (Frelimo).

2. Botswana (October)

-Current- Botswana’s President- Mokgweetsi Masisi

The Botswana Democratic Party has been in power since 1966.

The presidential term ends more than a year ahead of the national election, meaning a new president is elected by parliament before the popular vote takes place, and effectively giving the BDP’s presidential candidate, current president Mokgweetsi Masisi, an almost guaranteed lead.

3. Namibia (October)

-Current President- Hage Geingob

Land will also be a hot-button issue in Namibia as president Hage Geingob and SWAPO (the South West African People’s Organization) seek re-election. Last year, Namibia also announced its intentions to begin a land reform process like its neighbor, South Africa.

4. Tunisia (December)

-Current president – Beji Caid Essebsi

At 92, president Beji Caid Essebsi has the distinction of being the world’s oldest elected president and is expected to run again after first coming to office in 2014 as the winner of the north African country’s first free and fair election


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