Angola’s local elections unlikely to take place by 2021

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Luanda – Angolan President of the Republic João Lourenço said Thursday that the country is unlikely to hold the first municipal elections in 2021, due to the lack of completion of some tasks related to the process.

The president said so at the youth consultation meeting, having clarified that the local elections require complete legislative package, as well as  conduct unofficial and in-person electoral registration.

Among the tasks, the president spoke of the need to establish the residence of citizens, the completion of the process of political-administrative division.

João Lourenço underlined that the National Electoral Commission (CNE) must issue an opinion, addressed to the President of the Republic, in which it declares that conditions have been created for municipal elections.

However, the Angolan statesman pledged the Executive’s commitment to municipal elections.

The President Joao Lourenço held similar meetings  in July and October last year in Soyo (Zaire) and Kuito (Bie).

The president said so at the youth consultation meeting, having clarified that the local elections require complete legislative package, as well as  conduct unofficial and in-person electoral registration.

Among the tasks, the president spoke of the need to establish the residence of citizens, the completion of the process of political-administrative division.

João Lourenço underlined that the National Electoral Commission (CNE) must issue an opinion, addressed to the President of the Republic, in which it declares that conditions have been created for municipal elections.

However, the Angolan statesman pledged the Executive’s commitment to municipal elections.

The President Joao Lourenço held similar meetings  in July and October last year in Soyo (Zaire) and Kuito (Bie).