Tue, 12 Sep 2017 18:36 - Updated Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:27
Constitutional Court dismisses PRS appeal
Luanda - The Constitutional Court Tuesday in Luanda turned down as groundless the appeal lodged by the opposition Social Renewal Party (PRS) against the results of the general election of 23 August this year.
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Frontal view of the Justice Palace, headquarters of the Constitutional Court
Photo: Francisco Miúdo
In its ruling the Court states that judging from the matter contained in the appeal, no elements actually affecting the electoral process and consolidated results were found.
The Court also argues that PRS’s claim for the right for one parliamentary seat for each of the northeastern Lunda Norte and Lunda Sul provinces has also proved groundless.
According to the ruling, the Partido de Renovação Social has also forged ballot records, thus seeking unjustified electoral advantages, which was tantamount to electoral infringement and crime that was going to be appropriately dealt with by due authorities.
In reaction, PRS representative, Manuel Muxito, who would not mention the Court ruling, said the party would gather immediately to review the decision, but admitted knowing that the Court ruling was unchallengeable.
In its appeal, PRS pinpoints what it considered irregularities in the tabulation of the ballots in some provinces, hence the appeal.
Meanwhile, the Constitutional Court plenary session continues on Wednesday to look into the appeals lodged by the opposition UNITA and CASA-CE.
According to the Electoral Law, the 11-judge Constitutional Court’s rulings on the validity or nullity of the voting in response to the appeal lodged by the opposition parties are irrevocable.
The consolidated results released by the CNE give the ruling party and its presidential candidate a 61,08 percent win and 150 of a 220-seat Parliament.
Main opposition UNITA got 26,68% and 51 seats, CASA-CE coalition (9,45% -16 seats), PRS (1,35% - two), FNLA (0,93% - one) and APN (0,51% - none).
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