Sat, 26 Aug 2017 12:53 - Updated Sat, 26 Aug 2017 12:53
Election went well and calmly - CPLP observer
Luanda - The observer of the Portuguese Speaking Countries Community (CPLP), Pedro Pires, said on Friday in Luanda that the August 23’sgeneral election in Angola went well and under a smooth and calm environment of participation".
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Speaking to the pres after a meeting with Angolan minister of Foreign Affairs, Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, the former Cabo Verde president underlined that the election was held under a peaceful effort, thus impressing and convincing his team stressing that the country took an important step towards the consolidation of the democracy and in the quest for solution of the remaining problems.
The highlight of this election was “the fact that we realized the existence of some changes in the generation, transition of generation that will be ahead of the country”, stressed the official.
Meanwhile, Pedro Pires expressed the wish to see this new generation successful in the same way the old one did in different situations, reiterating that the country took an important step toward the consolidation of the democracy.
According to updated provisional results, presented on Friday by National Electoral Commission (CNE), MPLA still takes a commanding lead in the country's 23 August elections, with provisional results pointing to 61.10 percent of the votes cast.
The data indicate that UNITA comes second with 26.71, while CASA-CE coalition ranks third with 9.46 percent of the total votes counted.
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