The decision was taken at the first ordinary meeting of the Presidential College of the Broad Convergence for the Salvation of Angola – Electoral Coalition (CASA-CE), to which the Lusa agency had access this Friday.
The leaders of the six political parties that make up CASA-CE met this Friday in Luanda to reflect on the coalition's internal life, having reaffirmed their confidence in their leader, Manuel Fernandes.
Regarding the Democratic Bloc's request, made in November 2021, the coalition decided to withdraw completely, "in order to allow both political forces to prepare with maximum freedom and autonomy their participation in the next general elections".
At stake is the participation of the Democratic Bloc in the political project Frente Patriótica Unida, which joins political forces such as the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) and the politician Abel Chivukuvuku, leader of the political project PRA-JA Servir Angola.
At the time, CASA-CE decided to suspend the political participation of the Democratic Bloc in the coalition until 2022, maintain its participation in the parliamentary group, and then consider the maintenance of the rights acquired as a member, in the 2017-2022 term.
At this Friday's meeting, the Presidential College of CASA-CE decided to keep to the 31st of this month the date for the opening act of the 2022 political year, in which the political parties that are members of the coalition, represented by their presidents should renew the pact for their participation in coalition in the August general elections.
The third political force in the country appeals to all the militants and staff of CASA-CE "to remain firm, serene, engaged and attentive to all maneuvers that aim to discredit the organization and all the effort made by its leadership in favor of responsible, positive and airy in the general elections next August".
CASA-CE, a political force created in 2012, led by Abel Chivukuvuku, former leader of UNITA, is part of the National Salvation Party of Angola (PNSA), the Angolan Majority Free Alliance Party (PALMA), the Pacific Party Angola (PPA), the Support Party for Democracy and Development of Angola – Patriotic Alliance (PADDA-AP), the Democratic Party for Progress and National Alliance of Angola (PDP-ANA).