An Angolan court on Thursday reversed the appointment of the election commission head, linked to the ruling party, because she did not qualify for the post, opposition parties said. The parties had petitioned the court on Suzana Ingles’ appointment as head of the National Electoral Commission (CNE). “The Supreme Court found that our complaint was justified and that the nomination of Suzana Inglese was illegal,” main opposition Unita MP Clarisse Kaputu told AFP. “In fact Ms Ingles is not a judge while it’s one of the conditions as required by law to take over leadership of the CNE,” she said.
Unita launched the complaint together with the Party for Social Renovation (PRS) when Ingles, a lawyer, was appointed CNE chairperson in January ahead of new elections in September. She is seen to be close to Jose Dos Santos, Africa’s longest-ruling leader at 33 years in power.
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