Angolan presidential candidates cast their ballots before noon at various polling stations across the country.
The candidate for the ruling MPLA, Joao Lourenco, voted after 9am local time at the Law Faculty of Agostinho Neto University in the capital Luanda. His Vice Presidential candidate, Bornito de Sousa also voted at the same polling station.
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The CASA-CE coalition party candidate, Abel Chivukuvuku also voted at a primary school in the Alvalade district dressed in an all-white suit.
The UNITA party candidate, Isaías Samakuva, voted at the polling station installed at Óscar Ribas University, in the Talatona district. His Vice Presidential candidate, Raul Danda voted at the Semente do Saber College, behind the Hotel Alameda.
Benedito Daniel of the PRS party voted at a school in the Grafanil neighborhood, in Viana while the APN candidate Quintino Moreira voted at the Casa da Juventude in the same district of Viana in the capital Luanda.
Two of the 6 candidates already voted Benedito Daniel and Isaias Samakuva #AngolaElections— Cutaia (@Cutaia1) August 23, 2017
The FNLA candidate Lucas Ngonda, voted at a school in Nova Vida, also in Luanda.
President José Eduardo dos Santos voted earlier at the São José de Cluny School in Kinaxixe, while the Vice President Manuel Vicente voted later at the São José School in Kinanga.
The president of the National Assembly, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, voted at a school close to the National Housing Board in Luanda.
Polls opened at 7am local time on Wednesday and 9.3 million people are expected to vote by the close of polls at 6pm local time.Click here for all the election news on our Africa Elections page