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Tue, 22 Oct 2019 10:41 - Updated Wed, 23 Oct 2019 09:00

Two UNITA candidates for party's leadership get thumbs up

Luanda - Angola's major opposition (UNITA) party approved Monday the applications submitted by two of its candidates running for the party leadership.

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The political organisation holds elections on 13 and 15 November during its Ordinary Congress.

Presented candidature Adalberto da Costa Júnior and Raul Danda

Confirming the fact to the press, UNITA’s Electoral Commission spokesperson, Ruben Sicato, referred to the procedures followed by Adalberto da Costa to renounce his Portuguese nationality.

He added that the procedure enabled the candidate to be eligible, in line with law of political parties’ and UNITA’s regulations.

As for Raul Danda’s candidature, the spokesperson said, an ad-hoc committee was created to assess the years he has been UNITA’s supporter.

It has been concluded that the total 15 years is the period of time for a person to run for the leadership of the party.

 Four candidates are vying for the party’s top position. They are Adalberto da Costa Júnior and Raul Danda, José Kachiungo, Abílio Kamalata Numa and Alcides Sakala.


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