Key Figures

Chief of State:
President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi
Head of Government:
Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosário

Overview

Government Name:
Republic of Mozambique
Constitution:
Adopted: 1990; Divided into six parts containing information regarding basic principles; fundamental rights, duties, and freedoms; organs of the state; symbols, currency, and capital of the republic; amending the constitution; and concluding & transitional provisions.
Government Type:
Presidential Republic
Republic of Mozambique Flag
Coat of Arms of Republic of Mozambique

Index of Economic Freedom

Grades each country on a scale of 0 to 100, based on ten freedoms, with 100 representing the greatest amount of economic autonomy from government intervention. Source: Heritage Foundation (2019)

Country Risk Rating

D
A high-risk political and economic situation and an often very difficult business environment can have a very significant impact on corporate payment behavior. Corporate default probability is very high. Source: Coface (2019)

Government Branches

Main Powers Election Process Election Cycle 1
Executive

President functions as head of state, head of government, commander-in-chief, and symbol of national unity. Prime minister convenes and chairs the Council of Ministers, advises the president and assists him in governing the country, and coordinates the functions of the other ministers.

President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system. Prime minister is appointed by the president.

5 years

Judicial

Supreme Court is the highest court in Mozambique. Constitutional Council reviews the constitutionality of laws.

Supreme Court judges elected by legislature and Constitutional Council judges appointed by the president and the legislature.

5 years

Legislative

Assembly of the Republic serves as the unicameral legislative body of Mozambique.

Members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system and 2 members are elected in single-member constituencies.

5 years

Regional Trade Blocs

International Organization Participation [2]

Environmental Agreements [3]

Tax Information [2]

Tax Authority:
Information not available
Tax Name:
Information not available

Sources:

  1. ElectionGuide http://www.electionguide.org/
  2. EY, http://www.ey.com
  3. CIA World Factbook, https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
  4. U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/