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UNITA hopes that international observation of the elections is not limited to “African cousins”

The leader of UNITA, the main opposition party, appealed to the Government to move forward with the request for democratic international observation of the upcoming elections, so that it is not restricted to “African cousins”.


Adalberto da Costa Júnior was speaking to journalists after receiving a delegation from the European Union, at a meeting where challenges of the electoral period were analyzed, among other topics, and which he described as "very positive".

Underlining the "great expectations" regarding a European observation mission, the president of the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) regretted that the government, in the last elections, did not show "great interest" in having in the country a democratic international observation.

“Unfortunately, this has been the position of the Angolan government. We, for some time now, have been trying to sensitize the government to a different, more democratic, more open and more credible stance in these elections. it is a repetition of what has been common", he stressed.

Adalberto da Costa Júnior accused the government of "delaying invitations" to observers, thus managing to interfere in the coming of the missions.

Stressing that elections are made with multiple components, including international observations, the UNITA leader stated that "intending to bring only African cousins ​​of political-ideological proximity to Angola" does not translate into an element of credibility for the electoral process.

And he left an appeal: "I still believe that, both within the scope of the National Assembly and within the scope of the National Electoral Commission, we are able to address invitations to international spaces with credibility and democratic experience to help give credibility to the Angolan process".

Angola will choose its new President of the Republic and representatives in the National Assembly on 24 August.

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