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Opposition PRS Party Fact Sheet
Luanda - Opposition PRS Party Fact Sheet
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PRS president, Benedito Daniel
Photo: Pedro Parente
President: Benedito Daniel
Brief Historical Background
The opposition PRS party was established on 18 November 1990. In the country’s first multiparty election, in 1992, PRS won six National Assembly seats. In 1999, the party went through internal scuffles that resulted in four of its six MPs being expelled.
PRS got 3,17% of the votes in the 2008 election, earning it eight of the House’s 220 seats. It had a fairly good performance in the northeastern Lunda Sul and Lunda Norte provinces, but still remained behind the ruling MPLA party. In the election of 2012, it got its parliamentary bench reduced to three seats.
The party is represented in the country’s 18 provinces.
Votes in previous elections.
1992: 2,27% - Six MPs;
2008: 3,17% - Eight MPs;
2012: 1,7% - Three MPs.
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