Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:04 - Updated Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:18
Election2017: PRS highlights federal system
Luanda - The opposition Partido de Renovação Social (PRS) party Wednesday in Luanda reiterated the importance of establishing a Federal State in Angola.
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This is despite the fact that the current Constitution defends the existence of a unitary state.
Speaking on the State-run Rádio Nacional de Angola (RNA) broadcasting station, under the its 10-minute electoral campaign airtime, PRS campaign director, Manuel Ribaia, said the federal system implies the existence of a Federal Constitution.
He explained that federalism is the democratic response to the existence of various federate entities marked by territorial plurality and diverse interests.
To Manuel Ribaia, federalism sets the rules for the share of established powers within the federal framework, and delimitates the action and space of power between two governments in the same territory.
Established on 18 November 1990, PRS all along waved federalism as the best form of organisation of the State.
In the 2012 election, PRS now under Benedito Daniel, got 98,233 votes, earning it three parliamentary seat.
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