The campaign for the August 23’s general election in Angola begins today for last week. It can be decisive in the search of the vote for next parliament. Since the official election beginning of last July 23, 22 days ago, the presidential candidates of the six leading forces traveled nationwide to present their programs, some more elaborate than others, with change as a more repeated expression. While the ruling PeopleÂ´s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) holds the word ‘change’ in its draft, the rest of contenders are seeking out to replace the party that has been running the nation for nearly 42 years.
The sextet has used as all means as possible to win over 9.3 million people called to the election, the fourth since the independence of Portugal in 1975, which must elect the President of the Republic of Angola (indirect voting) and the 220 deputies to the National Assembly.
In the meantime, the arrival of international observers still continues, such as the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the announcement that former Cape Verde PM Jose Maria Neves will lead the African Union mission.
Over 100,000 Angolan nationals were registered as list delegates (supervising the vote) of the diciding forces, as announced by the President of the National Electoral Commission (CNE), Andre da Silva Neto.
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