Upcoming election – Angola

There is a parliamentary election in Angola on Friday. I did a preliminary post about it a little while ago when the election date was announced.

Wikipedia reports that 10 parties and four coalitions are contesting the election. The ruling party, the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola – Party of Labour (MPLA), is in a very strong position. President José Eduardo dos Santos has claimed that he wants the electoral process to be exemplary. However, there have been claims from the opposition that the process has not been free and fair.

There is a very useful working paper on the opposition parties in Angola and the general political situation, including information about the constitutional situation. It is on the website of the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), an independent research centre on international development and policy.

I will post the election results at the weekend or when they are finalised.

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