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Angola's ruling MPLA won August 23 polls by 61% – final results

Angola's ruling MPLA won August 23 polls by 61% – final results

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<p>Angola ruling party won August 23 polls by 61% – final results </p> <p>Angola’s National Electoral Commission (<span class="caps">CNE</span>) on Wednesday released official and final figures from the outcome of the country’s August 23 polls confirming that the governing <span class="caps">MPLA</span> won by over 61%.</p> <p>The official declaration in the capital, Luanda, was delivered by <span class="caps">CNE</span> boss, Andre da Silva Neto, who declared that the <span class="caps">MPLA</span> won the polls by 61.07% of valid votes cast. </p> <p>Its candidate, Joao Lourenco, was thus declared the president-elect. Lourenco – a former Defense minister, will take over from Jose Eduardo dos Santos who steps down after 38 years in charge.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Angolan Election Commission has confirmed the victory of the ruling <span class="caps">MPLA</span> & the its presidential candidate, João Lourenço w/ 61,07% of votes. <a href="https://t.co/4bmDwUIxiq">pic.twitter.com/4bmDwUIxiq</a></p>— Zenaida Machado (@zenaidamz) <a href="https://twitter.com/zenaidamz/status/905481999397388292">September 6, 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>The announcement comes despite an opposition coalition communication <span class="caps">CNE</span> calling for a recount of votes failure to which they threatened court action. With <span class="caps">MPLA</span>’s figures, the five opposition parties account for the remaining 39% of votes. </p> <p>The final tally means the <span class="caps">MPLA</span> dropped some three percentage points after preliminary results put them at 64.8% of votes. At the time, the <span class="caps">CNE</span> said it was wrapping up results collation in other parts of the country that had to vote later following challenges encountered on August 23.</p> <h3> You can refer below for a <span class="caps">LIVE</span> blog we run on coverage of the entire process. </h3> <p><iframe src="//embed.scribblelive.com/Embed/v7.aspx?Id=2649200&ThemeId=19714" width="100%" height="1200" frameborder="0"></iframe></p>
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