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MPLA leader hopes unity, cohesion at party's Extraordinary Congress

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 16:39 - Updated Thu, 16 Aug 2018 16:39

President of MPLA, José Eduardo dos Santos

Photo: Pedro Parente

Luanda - The president of the ruling MPLA party José Eduardo dos Santos said Thursday he hoped that the 6th Extraordinary Congress, scheduled for September 8 this year, stands as moment of political and ideological unity and cohesion.

The party's leader said so at 4th Extraordinary Session of Central Committee of MPLA.

The 6th Extraordinary Congress will address various issues, with stress to the election of João Lourenço as party's leader.

João Lourenço is expected to take over from José Eduardo dos Santos, who has been at the helm of the organisation since 1979.

"We wish the 6th Extraordinary Congress, set to mark a political transition within the party, stands as moment of political and ideological unity and cohesion," José Eduardo dos Santos told the session.

He said that the preparation for the event is at its final stages. The party's leadership, the militants, sympathizers and friends have spared no effort to ensure the success and achievement of the goals.

The two hundred sixty-eight, of the 363 members of the Central Committee at the session, discussed the information projects of the MPLA to the 6th Extraordinary Congress.

The participants also approached the draft regulation granting the titles of President Emeritus, honorary member of the Central Committee and distinguished militant from MPLA, according to the statutes of the party.

The MPLA leader believes that the documents to be submitted to the Congress reflect the will of the militants, who had been consulted during the plenary meetings held on 7 - 12 June this year.