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Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:18 - Updated Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:18

Election2017: PRS to focus on defence of fundamental rights

Luanda - The defence of economic, social, political and cultural rights will remain high on the political agenda of the Social Renewal Party (PRS) in the event of winning the forthcoming 23 August election.

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PRS leader and presidential candidate Benedito Daniel

Photo: Tarcisio Vilela

This was reaffirmed Sunday in Luanda by PRS president, Benedito Daniel.

Speaking on the State-run Rádio Nacional de Angola (RNA) broadcasting station, under the 10-minute electoral campaign airtime accorded to contesting political parties, Benedito Daniel said with the above rights PRS seeks the promotion of equality and individual and collective solidarity towards the country’s full development.

PRS launched its electoral campaign on Sunday in Lubango city, southern Huíla province, with a public rally.

In the latest election of 2012, PRS obtained 98,233 votes with three Parliament seats, which earned it the fourth place, below the ruling MPLA party and opposition UNITA and CASA-CE.

The electoral campaign for the 23 August general election was officially launched on Sunday (23 July), going until 21 August this year, followed by a reflection day (August 22).

In the coming 30 days, each contesting party will be entitled to a 10- minute electoral campaign airtime on the State-run RNA and five on the Televisão Pública de Angola (TPA) everyday.

Six parties are contesting the 2017 general election. They are the ruling MPLA party, opposition UNITA, FNLA, PRS, APN and CASA-CE coalition.

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