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Voting extended in three Angolan provinces

Angola Elections 2017

Angola’s Independent Electoral Commission says voting has been extended in the provinces of Benguela and Lunda Norte after 15 polling stations could not be opened on Wednesday.

According to the spokesman of Angola’s electoral Commission, Julia Ferreira, the vote did not hold after a helicopter carrying electoral material crashed in Moxico.
Observers say voting went on hitch free in other areas.

The main opposition party UNITA has denounced alleged electoral fraud around Houambo as Angolans await results of the elections expected to be released before Friday.

Jose Eduardo Dos Santos who has ruled Angola for 38 years is stepping down with defense minister Joao Lourenco tipped favourite to win the presidential election.

Many political analysts say a defeat of the ruling party is almost unimaginable. However, a better performance by the opposition is equally expected.