Angola opposition party claims vote is narrow

2017-08-24 19:59
Picture: AFP

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Johannesburg - The main opposition party in Angola says its own partial tally from national elections indicates that it is trailing the ruling party by only 7%, contradicting the ruling party's claim that it won a majority.

The UNITA party says it has 40% of two million votes in its count, compared to 47% for the ruling MPLA party. It says another opposition group, CASA-CE, has 9% in the partial count from Wednesday's election.

UNITA has said it would be willing to form a coalition with other opposition groups in order to govern.

The MPLA claims it won a majority with five million votes counted in its own tally.

Angola's election commission has yet to release any results.

Read more on:    unita  |  mpla  |  angola  |  angola 2017 elections  |  southern africa

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