The Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), which governs the African country in the hands of the president, Joao Lourenco, obtained more than 51 percent of the votes in last week’s elections, according to the final results published this Monday by the National Electoral Commission (CNE).
The president of this institution, Manuel Pereira da Silva, has announced that the MPLA obtained more than 3.2 million votes, 51.17 percent of the total. This support will translate into 124 deputies in the National Assembly for the upcoming legislature.
The main opposition party in Angola, the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), which has so far refused to admit defeat, won 43.95 percent of the vote, equivalent to 90 deputies, according to the final statistics collected by the Angop agency.
The big loser in the elections was the Broad Convergence for the Salvation of Angola (CASA-CE) coalition, which will not have representation in the Assembly, after having had 16 deputies in the previous legislature. It will have representation, two legislators, the Humanist Party of Angola (PHA).
Regarding participation, it stood at 44.82 percent, since less than 6.5 million people voted, when some 14.4 million had registered.
Source: Europa Press