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Sun, 11 Jun 2017 10:35 - Updated Sun, 11 Jun 2017 10:35

Election contesting parties told to appoint fund manager

Luanda - The six political parties contesting the forthcoming general election of 23 August have been urged to appoint officials to manage the funds allotted to them under the ongoing electoral process.

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CNE spokesperson, Júlia Ferreira

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The information was released Saturday in Luanda by the spokesperson for the National Electoral Commission, Júlia Ferreira, who said the ruling MPLA and opposition UNITA, FNLA, PRS, APN and CASA-CE have been given 15 days to come up with an election fund manager.

The official was speaking at the end of the 11th CNE extraordinary session that tackled the funding for the election contesting parties and other matters.

Júlia Ferreira added that the session also discussed the content of the dispatch on the State Gazette of 7 June 2017 that sets the amount of Akz 1.040 billion that will be distributed among the six election contesting parties on equal shares.

The session was chaired by CNE president, André da Silva Neto.

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