Polls have opened across Mozambique for presidential, parliamentary and provincial elections.
Voters have already started casting their votes including President Filipe Nyusi who cast his ballot at a polling centre in the capital, Maputo.
The chairperson of Mozambique’s National Elections Commission (CNE) told voters to leave polling stations soon after casting their votes to avoid an outbreak of violence.
Vote counting is expected to start immediately after polls close at 6pm local time and continue through the night while Preliminary results are expected on Wednesday.
Nearly 13 million voters are registered in the southern African nation.
President Filipe Nyusi is widely expected to win a second term in Tuesday’s presidential vote, but the main opposition is eyeing the opportunity for a strong performance in provincial and legislative races.