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President criticizes political discourse based on "lying" and "insulting"

The President of MPLA, João Lourenço, criticized this Tuesday the political speeches based on "the lie" and the "verbal insult" saying that there is today a wide "range of opportunities for dialogue" for the party leaders to express themselves.

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"We have seen the resurgence of a political discourse based on lies, verbal insults against the adversary and against the holders of the main institutions of state power, which we do not think is in line with the peaceful society that we are building together", underlined the chief executive in the opening speech of the 2nd ordinary meeting of the Political Bureau of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola, a party in power since independence.

João Lourenço stressed that the country has been at peace for 18 years and has overcome distrust, building a democratic society "where being a militant of a political party is not synonymous with superiority nor does it confer special privileges".

He also pointed out that the channels of dialogue are open to everyone, especially to party leaders sitting in Parliament, which has "the perfect arena to express itself freely", in addition to other platforms such as the media, the Council of the Republic and hearings with the Head of State, in a very wide "range of opportunities for dialogue".

The President said that "the MPLA will not align or feed this way of being in politics with more flames, because it seems to us to be contrary to the will of the great majority of Angolan citizens" and invited "everyone to preserve their energies" for the fight against covid-19 and the consolidation of the economy.

In terms of governance, he highlighted the first anniversary of the launch of the Integrated Plan for Intervention in Municipalities (PIIM), pointing out that at the time opposed voices arose for using resources from the Sovereign Fund, and the first works are now emerging.

"Nobody has ended the Sovereign Fund, it will continue to exist and to serve the purpose for which it was created", stressed João Lourenço, saying that only a part was used, with the "noble purpose" of creating social, school, hospital, administrative, water and energy infrastructures "there where citizens' lives are made, in the municipalities".

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