The Angolan electoral commission celebrates the “success” of the elections

The Angolan electoral commission celebrates the "success" of the elections

Aug. 25 (EUROPA PRESS) –

The National Electoral Commission (CNE) of Angola celebrated this Wednesday the “success” with which the elections have passed, considered the closest since the independence of Portugal, in which more than fourteen million voters were called to vote to choose president and new deputies of the Assembly.

In his final balance, the CNE spokesman, Lucas Quilundo, pointed out that although “some stories about unproven harmful acts” have been heard, as well as some cases of annulment of votes and difficulties in accrediting delegates, election day has elapsed with “equity, transparency and legality”.

“It is not only an assessment that results from observation and analysis, but also from the reports and points of view of the observers,” stressed Quilundo, who has reported that no formal complaints have been received about possible irregularities during the process, reports the Angop news agency.

Quilundo has explained that the scrutiny process continues, so he has not dared to set a date for the dissemination of the final results, which, he has stressed, “only the CNE can make known” and no other center. “Only the results announced by this body are valid,” he clarified.

Of the nearly fourteen and a half million Angolans who were called to the polls, some 22,500 have done so from abroad. This is the first time in the country’s history that the diaspora can vote from outside. This has been done in up to 25 cities in twelve different countries.

Seven parties have stood for the fifth elections in the country’s history, including the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), led by the current president, Joao Lourenço, who is the favorite over the opposition’s main proposal, the Union National for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), by Adalberto Costa June.

The rest of the candidates are made up of the Social Renewal Party (PRS), the National Front for the Liberation of Angola (FNLA), the National Patriotic Alliance (APN), the Humanist Party of Angola (PHA) and the National Party for Justice. in Angola (P-NJANGO), as well as the Broad Convergence coalition for the Salvation of Angola (CASA-CE).

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