Parliament is unicameral and is located in Maputo.
The Assembly of the Republic has 250 members, who are elected to five-year terms by popular vote.
1975-1986 Samora Moïsea Machel
1986-1986 Political Bureau of the Central Committee of FRELIMO (acting)
1986-2005 Joaquin Alberto Chissanó
2005 now Armando Guebuza
1986-1994 Mário da Graça Machungo
1994-2004 Pascoal Mocumbi
2004-2010 Luísa Dias Diogo
2010 now Aires Ali