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Mon, 28 Aug 2017 15:48 - Updated Mon, 28 Aug 2017 15:48

Elections/2017: Official urges respect for results

Caxito - The secretary of the Youth Council (CPJ) in northern Bengo province has advised the political actors in the country to respect for provisional results of August 23 general elections.

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Angolan citizen casts a vote in Luanda

Photo: Pedro Parente

Sabino Rodrigues made the appeal when speaking to Angop Monday, adding that the process was held in accordance with international practices.

The official stressed that vote complied with democratic principles and political law, enshrined in the country's Constitution and  General Election Law.

Provisional data release by National Electoral Commission (CNE) point MPLA as taking the lead of the race with 61.05 percent of the votes.

UNITA was the second placed with 26.71 percent, CASA-CE (9.46%), PRS (1.33%), FNLA (0.90%) and APN (0.49 %).

With a qualified majority, MPLA sees its candidates as President and Vice-President of the Republic, João Lourenço and Bornito de Sousa, respectively, as well as 150 of the 220 MPs to the National Assembly.

UNITA managed 51 seats, CASA-CE got 16, PRS two and FNLA one.

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