n Journal of African Elections - Electoral choice & practice and the democratic process in Mozambique




Extracted from text ... 63 VOLUME 2 NO 1 ELECTORAL CHOICE & PRACTICE AND THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS IN MOZAMBIQUE By Obede Baloi Dr Obede Suarte Baloi is Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique INTRODUCTION Elections, which constitute the basis of the concept and practice of modern liberal democracies, have a twofold significance: they serve as a tool for legitimating the political regime and they provide the main forum for both political competition and popular political participation. In both cases they help to secure popular control over government - the principal characteristic of a democratic representative system of ..


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