The CNE order published this Wednesday in the Diário da República and dated 10 August determines the publication of the financial booklet with the rules on financing and accountability.
Among the sources of income admitted are contributions from the State, from the candidates themselves and from the parties, donations from Angolan people and companies, contributions from Angolan non-governmental organizations and loans taken out in banks installed in Angola.
Campaign financing is prohibited to foreigners, including citizens, companies, governments and organizations, as well as public bodies and companies.
After the official result of the ballot, the parties must account for all the income and expenses incurred during the campaign, attaching the respective proofs, within 30 days and present the accounts to the CNE within 45 days.
If the CNE finds any irregularity, it must notify the entities to rectify the situation within 15 days.
Failure to render accounts within the stipulated deadlines must be reported to the Court of Auditors.
The President started by approving an amount of 445 million kwanzas for the public funding of the campaigns, but ended up almost tripling the funds to 1,112 million for each of the competing candidacies - Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), UNITA, the Broad Convergence for the Salvation of Angola - Electoral Coalition (CASA-CE), the National Patriotic Alliance (APN), the Social Renewal Party (PRS), the National Front for the Liberation of Angola (FNLA) and the Humanist Party.
On 24 August, Angola holds its fifth general election, after an interregnum, due to the war, between 1992, the year in which the first election was held, and 2008, when the country resumed the electoral process.