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MPLA will have a congress with higher membership renewal fees and women's participation

The Political Bureau of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) decided this Tuesday the allocation of 55 percent and 50 percent quotas for the renewal of members and women's participation, to be endowed at the 8th ordinary congress of the party.


The subject was discussed this Tuesday at the 3rd ordinary meeting of MPLA's Political Bureau, which took place under the leadership of the party leader, João Lourenço.

The meeting's final communiqué states that the MPLA's 8th congress, scheduled for December 2021, constitutes the political platform that, among several objectives, will serve to reaffirm the leadership of João Lourenço, also President of the Republic, the party's preparation for the electoral political challenges and the party's unity and cohesion.

In relation to the principle of renewal and continuity, a 55 percent quota will be allocated to the first and 45 percent to the second.

According to the note, the 8th ordinary congress of the party will introduce innovations in gender parity in the representativeness of delegates and in the composition of intermediate and national collegial bodies.

The Political Bureau therefore decided that female representation should be set at up to 50 percent of the total number of delegates participating in intermediate conferences and congress, as well as that up to 50 percent of the female gender should be included in the composition of the MPLA's intermediate and national collegial bodies.

"Another note of prominence is the allocation of a figure of 35 percent for the representation of youth between the ages of 18 and 35," the statement stresses.

Albino Carlos, Information Secretary of the MPLA's Political Bureau, pointed out that this will be the congress that will consolidate the political transition process underway in the country and, especially, reaffirm the leadership of João Lourenço.

Albino Carlos underlined that, for the first time in the history of the party's congresses, the rates of female renewal and participation will be the highest in terms of the past.

"In this context, it will be a congress focused on the future and a congress focused on the upcoming electoral and political challenges and, above all, it will be a congress focused on the new issues of the country, on environmental issues and a congress focused on finding the best solutions to the development problems of our country," he stressed.

At the meeting, the fundamental documents for the 8th ordinary congress and the technical, logistical and material conditions were also discussed, taking into account the constraints resulting from the public disaster situation in the country due to covid-19.


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