Democratic Movement of Mozambique
Published 7th October, 2014
The Democratic Movement of Mozambique or MDM was founded in 2009 by Daviz Simango, the Mayor of Beira, Mozambique’s second largest city. The party is a breakaway group from RENAMO. The party describes itself as Centre-right and believes in Democratic Capitalism and Christian Democracy.
Formed in time for the 2009 general election it was barred from standing in nine of 13 constituencies but managed to secure 3.93% of the vote and took eight seats in the 250 seat Assembly of the Republic. Daviz Simango stood as its Presidential candidate and took 8.59% of the vote.
In local elections in 2013 the MDM won two cities, Quelimane and Beira, and they took more than 40% of the vote in 10 other municipalities, including Maputo and Matola.
In the 2014 Presidential election Daviz Simango is standing as the party’s candidate.