Windhoek, Aug. 25 — The Popular Democratic Movement, the official opposition in Parliament, has sent a message to the people of Angola, wishing them a free, fair and peaceful election.
Millions of Angolans went to the polls on Wednesday (24 August 2022) for the country’s fifth multi-party elections between the ruling People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), led by president João Lourenço and the main opposition party, National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (Unita), led by Adalberto Costa Junior.
The elections promise to be a watershed moment in Angola’s electoral history. Angola has maintained political stability since the end of the 27-year civil war in 2002.
In 2010, a constitution established a presidential-parliamentary system with the president no longer elected by direct popular vote but instead as the head of the party winning the most seats.