Angola’s Ruling Party Wins Presidential Election

Angola’s ruling party, the People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola, was declared the winner of the 2022 general election held last week according to the News Agency Of Nigeria.

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The party won with 51.17 per cent of the total votes cast, the National Electoral Commission, announced Monday.

The nation’s largest opposition party, the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola, gained 43.95 per cent of the total votes cast, said the CNE.

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According to the final results, the MPLA won 124 of the 220 National Assembly seats.

The UNITA finished second with 90 seats in parliament. In accordance with the Angolan constitution, the top candidate of a political party that won the most votes was elected as President.

“The CNE proclaims Joao Manuel Goncalves Lourenco president of the republic,” commission head Manuel Pereira da Silva told a news conference.

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The vote was the tightest in Angola’s history. Results – the smallest margin of victory the party has ever had – in past elections have been contested, a process that can take several weeks.

MPLA party was declared the winner of a closely fought election, extending its decades-long rule and giving President Joao Lourenco a second term.

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