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Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:31 - Updated Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:48

Election2017: Ruling party candidate votes

Luanda - The ruling MPLA party presidential candidate João Lourenço voted Wednesday at Luanda?s Law Faculty of the Universidade Agostinho Neto.

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Eleições 2017 : Candidate of MPLA to President of Republic, João Lourenço, casts his vote

Photo: Pedro Parente

João Lourenço arrived at the polling station 1160 accompanied by his wife.

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

In the 2012 general election, the ruling party got 175 MPs elected.

9.3 million voters have registered for the 2017 election to vote for the president of the Republic, the vice president and a 220-member Parliament.

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