Angola’s ruling party, MPLA wins 2022 election

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Angola's President Joao Lourenco, leader of the ruling People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA)

The People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), Angola’s ruling party, was declared winner of the 2022 general elections held last week.

The party won with 51.17 per cent of the total votes cast, the National Electoral Commission (CNE) announced.

The nation’s largest opposition party, the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), gained 43.95 per cent of the total votes cast, said the CNE.

According to the final results, the MPLA won 124 of the 220 National Assembly seats.

The UNITA finished second with 90 seats in parliament.

In accordance with the Angolan constitution, the top candidate of a political party that won the most votes was elected as president. (Xinhua)

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