This project assesses the impact of electoral integrity on pluralism and democratisation in Angola and Mozambique, comparing both cases through the analysis of specific electoral processes: the Angolan 2017 general election; Mozambique 2018 municipal election, 2019 Mozambique general election and the expected Angolan 2020 local election.

Within our broader project on democratization and development processes in Southern Africa we now want to focus on a more technically and conceptually deeper comparison of electoral integrity and pluralism in two Southern African countries – Angola and Mozambique, through those mentioned forthcoming electoral processes. These countries are particularly fit for comparative studies. They do present several similarities in terms of political historical path, but they also show different outcomes in terms of pluralism and democratization.

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The three year project if funded by FCT and AKDN