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Former Prime Minister Marcolino Moco declares support for UNITA leader

Former Prime Minister Marcolino Moco declared this Tuesday his support for the candidacy of Adalberto da Costa Júnior, leader of UNITA, for the presidency as it is “a great opportunity” to create an inclusive State.


The statement by the former leader, prime minister of the MPLA Government between 1992 and 1996, was made this Tuesday during UNITA's airtime, in which he considered this "a moment to change his life".

It is "a great opportunity for us to finally create a State that is inclusive", he said, stating that this is Adalberto da Costa Júnior's project and that it coincides with his vision of an inclusive State "in which people are not worth the card they has".

"We are facing a great opportunity, especially because Adalberto promises to put aside the witch hunt season and bring the country together, with all that is good and bad, to start a new day. Hence my very strong statement to in favor of the project by Adalberto, from UNITA, FPU [United Patriotic Front], a project that will give us the opportunity to change things that have gone very badly since 1975 because of the unilateral nature of the functioning of the State", he proclaimed.

In September 2018, when João Lourenço, who is re-candidate for the position by the MPLA, was serving the first year of his term, Marcolino Moço stated that President João Lourenço was giving "very positive signs", namely with the opening of the communication Social.

But in the following years, he became disillusioned with aspects such as police violence, violation of human rights and the contradictions in the fight against corruption, criticisms that the chief executive would have disliked and that culminated in his removal from the position of non-executive director of the Sonangol, which he learned about on television.

Angola holds its fifth general election in its history on August 24th, always won by the MPLA, the party that has governed Angola since independence in 1975.

UNITA bets on alternation by presenting a list in which it integrates elements of civil society and other political forces, including former MPLA militants, in what it has designated as the United Patriotic Front.

More than 14 million voters will be called, on 24 August, to choose a new President and representatives in the National Assembly in an election that is expected to be very disputed between the two main opponents, MPLA and UNITA, and in which seven parties and a coalition are running.


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