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Angola ruling party wins elections

2012-09-01 20:56

Luanda - Preliminary results show that Angola's ruling party has won 75% of the national vote, assuring President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, in power for 33 years, of another five years in office.

With 60% of the vote counted, the state election commission said the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola, or MPLA, has gained a large majority, but it is a reduced margin from previous elections in 2008.

The largest opposition party, Unita, won 18% of the vote and a newcomer party, CASA-CE, gained 4%. The opposition parties criticised the elections for not being free and fair.

Elias Isaac, an observer for the Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa, criticised the process, saying he was surprised the MPLA did not get 90% of the vote.

Comments
  • digger.dighead - 2012-09-01 21:40

    No suprise there!!

      michael.deyzel.1 - 2012-09-02 08:26

      Dos Santos earns $3 from every barrel of oil taken out of Angola. His wife owns all the private hospitals and his daughter runs the "so called" municipality. They ship 800000 barrels a day. He is without doubt the most corrupt ruler in Africa. Make Malema look like a infant.

  • mark.a.fysh - 2012-09-01 22:06

    This crook, Dos Santos, has done it again: "Elias Isaac, an observer for the Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa, criticised the process, saying he was surprised the MPLA did not get 90% of the vote".

  • Provence - 2012-09-01 22:39

    and the story of Africa continues.....

  • Neal Sing - 2012-09-01 22:44

    MR FIXIT on MIXIT

  • malose.mokgohloa - 2012-09-01 23:09

    Story of Africa continues- Another day another dictator - after 33 years in power, Dos Santos get another 5 years in power.

  • teddy.beer.319 - 2012-09-01 23:13

    Angola 'ruining' party wins election. We have a lot of them ruining parties!

  • neville.chamberlain.509 - 2012-09-02 11:37

    This is a window into what awaits us in this country. Democracy and all its trappings are just welcome window dressing for the die-hard terrorist...errr sorry, liberation movements to cling to power. Thinking that the ANC will be removed through Democratic process is as ill-informed as it is removed from reality. They will never hand-over power willingly. The same situation as Zimbabwe with Zanu-PF, Mozambique with Frelimo and scores more throughout the basket case that is Africa Some form of uprising is inevitable.Pragmatism should prevail - anything else is a fool's errand.

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