In Summary
  • National Electoral Commission (CNE) confirmed that MPLA had won the poll with 61.07 per cent vote and 150 MPs.
  • Mr João Lourenço, the 63-year-old former Defence minister, is expected to be sworn-in on September 21.
  • MPLA has dominated the Angolan politics since independence.

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Angola's Constitutional Court (CC) Wednesday ruled against on an opposition petition seeking to overturn the results of the August 23 election which extended the ruling MPLA party's 42-year grip on power.

CC head Rui Ferreira made the announcement saying that though there were some were irregularities, all the opposition concerns were not valid.

“The August 23 election were free, transparent, universal and in accordance with the country’s Constitution and law, they are valid,” Mr Ferreira said.

He added: “The country's president-elect, his deputy and all MP must take oath to office.”

Last week, the National Electoral Commission (CNE) confirmed that MPLA had won the poll with 61.07 per cent vote and 150 MPs.

Mr João Lourenço, the 63-year-old former Defence minister, is expected to be sworn-in on September 21, marking the end of Jose Eduardo dos Santos's 38-year presidency.

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