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Sat, 05 Aug 2017 14:03 - Updated Sat, 05 Aug 2017 13:49

Election2017: Opposition UNITA pledges efficiency in judicial system

Luanda - The main opposition UNITA party has pledged to reform the country’s judicial system, with a view to making its administration rapid and credible, should it win the forthcoming 23 August general election.

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This was said by UNITA member David Mendes, during the State-run Rádio Nacional de Angola (RNA) broadcast, as part of the 10-minute airtime awarded to each contesting political party under the ongoing electoral campaign.

According to David Mendes, the justice system is a pillar of a Lawful State and a factor of stability with a great responsibility in public and social affairs.

He stated that the main purpose of the reform of the judicial system is to get Angola affirmed as a truly law-abiding State and ensure people’s access to justice.

According to him, with such a reform, UNITA intends to ensure the citizens’ constitutional right to juridical information and access to justice, regardless of financial statuses. 
 

The reform, according to the politician, also seeks to equip the judiciary system with new technologies the courts, promote

mediation and arbitration as alternative conflict resolution mechanisms.
 
In the 2012 election won by MPLA party, UNITA got 1.0 million votes that earned it 32 parliamentary seats.

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