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Joao Lourenco Re-elected as President of Angola

The National Electoral Commission announced Joao Lourenco as the President with 51% of the votes. President Joao Lourenco is a member of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), and he was re-elected as the President of Angola. The election results extended the hegemony of the MPLA, which is the only party that has governed Angola since its Independence from Portugal in 1975.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated H.E. Joao Manuel Goncalves Lourenco on being re-elected as the President of Angola and emphasized on working together to strengthen the bilateral relations between India and Angola.

Key Points related to Re-Election of Joao Lourenco as the President 

  • The MLA obtained over 3.16 million votes, which would allow it to have 124 out of 200 seats in the National Assembly.
  • The opposition party, Adalberto Costa Junior’s National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) received 44 percent of the votes, which is about 90 seats in the National Assembly.
  • The Re-election of Joao Lourenco as the President also extended the hegemony of the MPLA party.
  • The MPLA is the only party that has governed Angola since its independence.
  • In the general elections, 14.3 million citizens out of 33 million people were called to vote.
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