y of outgoing president Angola wins election

y of outgoing president Angola wins election

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The elections in Angola on Wednesday, won by the MPLA, the party of the outgoing president, José Eduardo dos Santos.

According to the preliminary results, the ruling party on 61,11% of the vote. According to the Angolan electoral commission is more than 98 percent of the votes now counted. Unita, the biggest rival of the MPLA, at 26.7 percent of the votes.

The 74-year-old Dos Santos since 1979 president of Angola, a former Portuguese colony. He was one of the longest heads of state in Africa. By the gain of the MPLA is he expected to be succeeded by the current minister of Defence, the 63-year-old João Lourenço.

The MPLA is-according to the preliminary results on 150 seats in the 220 seats storey parliament. That is slightly more than the two-thirds majority that is required to be without the other parties ‘ legislation through the parliament can guide.

Not recognize

Unita had earlier on Friday morning already know the outcome not to recognize. The large advantage of the ruling party would not comply with their own counts.

The parliamentary elections in the third largest economy of Africa south of the Sahara were earlier this week peaceful. The MPLA and Unita fought each other in a civil war that in 2002, after 27 years, was terminated.

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