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Thu, 07 Sep 2017 14:53 - Updated Thu, 07 Sep 2017 14:53

Elections/2017: MPLA in Cuanza Sul congratulates Angolans on polls

Sumbe - The exemplary behaviour demonstrated by Angolan citizens throughout the process and after the release of the final results of 23 August elections have been praised.

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Eusébio de Brito, Governor of Cuanza Sul

Photo: Lino Guimaraes

The recognition was expressed Thursday by the first secretary of MPLA in coastal Cuanza Sul, Eusebio de Brito Teixeira relating to the release of the final results of the election.

The National Electoral Commission (CNE) released Wednesday the final results of the elections won by the ruling MPLA party and its candidate, João Lourenço, with 61.08 percent.

He praised the attitude demonstrated by MPLA militants, friends and supporters, who celebrated "without great euphoria", which proved their political maturity.

According to him, MPLA will continue to respect difference and protect the fundamental rights and freedoms of all in order to recover the citizenship and strengthening of democracy

"We will continue working toward better living conditions of Angolan people, who have cast one more vote of confidence in the party," he said.

In Cuanza Sul, MPLA won 308, 834 votes, equivalent to 76.25 percent, which allowed it to elect five MPs.

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