"After the official announcement by the National Electoral Commission of Angola, in which the MPLA party won the last general elections [...] I come on behalf of the MLSTP-PSD leadership, militants, friends and sympathizers, and in my congratulate you on yet another expressive electoral victory", reads the MLSTP/PSD communiqué, signed by Jorge Bom Jesus.
In the document, dated Friday, Jorge Bom Jesus states that the members of his party are "firmly convinced that, with the renewed confidence of the Angolan people, the MPLA party will engage in the implementation of its electoral manifesto, within a framework of dialogue, concertation and inclusion, with a view to meeting the great challenges facing Angola towards the consolidation of peace, economic and social development, and governmental stability".
"MLSTP/PSD reaffirms its deep desire to continue to deepen and consolidate the historic ties of brotherhood and cooperation with the MPLA party and in the strengthening of the relationship between the Sao Tome and Angolan peoples, respectively", concluded Jorge Bom Jesus.
The National Electoral Commission announced on Monday that the MPLA won the elections in Angola with 51.17 percent of the votes against 43.95 percent for the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA).
The MPLA won 3,209,429 votes, electing 124 deputies, and UNITA won 2,756,786 votes, guaranteeing 90 deputies.