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Sun, 09 Sep 2018 11:34 - Updated Sun, 09 Sep 2018 11:34

Luisa Damião elected MPLA vice-president

Luanda - The MPLA Central Committee elected Luísa Pedro Francisco Damião as deputy chairman of the political party in its first meeting led by João Lourenço as party leader.

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Luisa Damião - Vice president of ruling MPLA party

Photo: Pedro Parente

In the Angolan capital, Luanda, members of the Central Committee have elected Boavida Neto as secretary-general of the political party that has ruled Angola since November 11, 1975, when the national independence was proclaimed.


Luísa Pedro Francisco Damião is a journalist by profession and MPLA MP for the National Electoral Circle since 2012.

She currently chairs the Group of Women Parliamentarians.


She was also the national secretary for information and new technologies of the Organization of Angolan Women (OMA).

She is a master in Communication Sciences and has worked as a journalist, psycho-pedagogue and communicator.


From 2002 to 2007, she was a press Attaché at the Embassy of Angola in Cuba.

Between 2007 and 2009, she was the director of information for the Angolan Press Agency (ANGOP) and later as administrator for information.


Alvaro Manuel de Boavida Neto, son of Álvaro Manuel de Boavida Júnior and Maria de Fátima da Costa Fernandes Boavida, a native of Huambo, born on August 18, 1959, married, has already served as governor of the province of Namibe.


He currently serves as governor and first provincial secretary of the MPLA in Bié. He is a senior technician in the specialty of pedagogy.


During the 6th extraordinary congress, which took place Saturday in the Angolan capital, João Lourenço was elected president of the MPLA with 98.59 percent, out of a universe of 2,448 delegates.


The conclave was held under the motto "With the strength of past and present, let us build a better future."

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