Vote counting is underway in Mozambique after general elections which incumbent President Philipe Nyusi said should help anchor peace.

The presidential, legislative and provincial polls come just two-months after the signing of a peace deal between the ruling Frelimo party and its old civil war foe turned political rival Renamo.

The law allows 15 days for results to be announced, though they may come sooner.

The run-up to the 15 October vote was marked by sporadic violence, including the killing of an election observer and attacks from a breakaway group of Renamo fighters.

If no candidate wins a majority in the election, a run-off vote will be held at a date to be announced.

With some concerns over irregularities Renamo’s presidential candidate, Ossufo Momade, warned that, “If these results are manipulated we will never accept them, we do not want a return to the problems of the past.”