Fri, 25 Aug 2017 10:37 - Updated Fri, 25 Aug 2017 10:37
Election2017: Opposition UNITA challenges provisional results
Luanda - The main Angolan opposition UNITA party Thursday in Luanda contested the provisional results of Wednesday’s general election released by the National Electoral Commission (CNE).
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Election2017: UNITA's list representative, José Pedro Catchiungo, disputes the provisional results.
Photo: Francisco Miudo
The CNE is “wrong” and the results announced are “fake”, said UNITA’s representative, José Pedro Catchiungo.
The provisional results of the 23 August general election indicate the ruling MPLA party as winner with 64,57 percent of the votes cast.
According to the CNE, the election results released until Thursday evening indicate that MPLA got 2.8 million votes, against UNITA’s 1.4 million in the second position with 24,4 percent.
The same provisional results place CASA-CE coalition, that is also disputing the CNE figures, in the third position with 8,56 percent of the votes cast.
Opposition PRS follows with 1,37 percent of the votes, FNLA with 0,95 and APN (0,52 percent).
The provisional results in respect correspond to the counting of votes from 16,692 ((63,74 percent) of estimated 25,474 voting tables.
Until Thursday, 5.9 million (63,74 percent) votes had been counted, out of a total of 9.3 million registered voters.
23,17 percent are estimated to have abstained.
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Luanda - The Angolan Interior Minister, Ângelo da Veiga Tavares, said on Thursday in Luanda that the degree of civism shown by the Angolan voters in polling stations was positive.
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Luanda - The general elections held on 23 August in Angola were described Thursday as being free and fair.
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Ondjiva - The bishop of the Diocese of Ondjiva, Cunene province, Bishop Pio Hipunhati, on Thursday appealed to militants, friends and supporters of the different parties competing for the general election, as well as the general population, to accept the results of the ballot.