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Police recorded 126 electoral offenses and detained 142 people

On Wednesday, the day of the general elections, the authorities registered 126 electoral offenses in 15 provinces of the country, which resulted in the arrest of 142 people, according to a balance sheet by those responsible for the security operation of the election.

: Paulo Novais
Paulo Novais  

Luanda led the infringements (37), followed by Huambo (35), Bié (7), Malanje and Moxico (8), Lunda Norte (6), Cuanza Norte and Uíge with 5 each, Benguela (4), Huíla (3), Zaire, Cuanza Sul and Lunda Sul (2), Cabinda and Bengo with one, according to the document that Lusa had access to.

In the capital, there were crimes of damage, false quality, concentration of voters outside the regulatory distances, electoral propaganda, incitement to revolt, attempted vandalization of a badge, voters in a state of intoxication, insult against authority, and plural vote, as well as disturbances at polling stations by delegates from various parties.

In the remaining provinces, acts of vandalism were identified by "elements of a pseudo-revolutionary group that posted posters at approximately 20 meters with content hostile to President João Lourenço" and falsification of documents, as well as multiple votes, and insults against the authority, voters in drunkenness, electoral propaganda, arson and falsification of minutes.

A total of 80,182 personnel from the Ministry of the Interior were mobilized, supported by 2256 vehicles.

In total, the police carried out 1133 actions to escort ballot boxes and other electoral equipment from assemblies to municipal and provincial commissions.

A total of 164 international observers, in the provinces of Luanda, Benguela, Huíla, Huambo, Lunda Sul, Cuanza Sul, Namibe and Uíge, were protected and accompanied to their hotels and residences under the surveillance of the defense and security forces.

The Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), led by President João Lourenço, won the general elections with 51.07 percent, followed by the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) with 44.05 percent of the votes, announced the National Electoral Commission on Thursday night, when 97.3 percent of polling stations were scrutinized.

The historic Frente Nacional de Libertação de Angola (FNLA), the Social Renewal Party and the new Humanist Party of Angola, the only one led by a woman (Bela Malaquias), elect two deputies each and the CASA-CE coalition no longer has representation. parliamentary.


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