A new constitution ending 15 years of Marxist rule and laying the groundwork for Mozambique’s first multi-party elections took effect, hours after President Joaquim Chissano urged right-wing guerrillas to join the political mainstream. The constitution abolishes the one-party rule established by the Mozambique Liberation Front when it took power at the end of Portuguese rule in 1975. Chissano appealed earlier to the Mozambique National Resistance to put down its weapons.
WORLD IN BRIEF : MOZAMBIQUE : Constitution Ends Marxist Monopoly
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