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Sun, 09 Sep 2018 11:24 - Updated Sun, 09 Sep 2018 11:24

josé Eduardo dos Santos elected MPLA emeritus president

Luanda - The 6th MPLA extraordinary congress, held Saturday in Luanda, granted the title of emeritus president of the party to José Eduardo dos Santos.

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MPLA President, João Lourenço (center)

Photo: Pedro Parente

President of the MPLA, João Lourenço (left), awards diploma of distinction to José Eduardo dos Santos (right) as president emeritus, honorary member of the Central Committee and distinguished militant

Photo: Pedro Parente

In the closing session, the delegates to the conclave also granted to José Eduardo dos Santos the titles of honorary member of the Central Committee and MPLA distinct militant.

The MPLA newly-elected president, João Lourenço, handed over the medals and diplomas corresponding to the titles attributed to José Eduardo dos Santos, as well as the emeritus president cordon.

At the end of the event, in statements to the press, José Eduardo dos Santos said that he did very good things during his term, and that leaves clues on how to the party should continue to improve what is right and to correct what is wrong.

José Eduardo dos Santos led the MPLA since September 21, 1979.

João Lourenco was elected MPLA president, with 2,309 votes from the delegates to the congress held at the Belas Conference Center, in Luanda, with the participation of 2,448 delegates from the country's 18 provinces.

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