In the electoral dispute phase, which follows the release of the electoral results, the TC is the instance to which parties can appeal, but only after submitting complaints to the CNE.
"So far, no appeal has been filed with the TC office regarding the challenge of the 2022 general elections", said Artur Torres.
The National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) announced that it would file a claim with suspensive effect on the results of the August 24 elections, which give victory to the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA).
Parties that are dissatisfied with the disclosure of the results may, in a first phase, complain to the CNE, gathering all the evidence they can bring in and only after being notified of the CNE's decision will they be able, within 72 hours, to appeal to the the TC.
The TC will also have to notify the counter-interested parties – in this case, the CNE – so that, within 72 hours, they can also oppose their arguments.
The court will then have another 72 hours to, in plenary, decide on the appeals, with no further instance to present a challenge, moving on to the next phase, the inauguration of the President of the Republic.
According to Óscar Torres, what the CNE communicated on Monday was about the parties' complaints about facts that took place at the polling stations.
"In that case, the parties had 72 hours to appeal to the TC, but in relation to the national tabulation no, they still have 72 hours to complain to the CNE", he explained.
On Monday, the president of the National Electoral Commission (CNE) released the final results of the general elections, after the approval of the summary minutes of the national tabulation.
According to CNE president Manuel Pereira da Silva, after counting all the votes in all 26,488 polling stations and in the 18 provinces, the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) won the elections in Angola with 51.17 percent of the votes cast. votes, against 43.95 percent for UNITA.
The MPLA won 3,209,429 votes, electing 124 deputies, and UNITA won 2,756,786 votes, guaranteeing 90 deputies.
The Social Renovation Party (PRS) was the third most voted party with 1.14 percent of the total, electing two deputies, followed by the National Liberation Front of Angola (FNLA), also with two parliamentary seats and 1.06 percent of votes.
The Humanist Party of Angola (PHA) will be the new political formation of the Angolan parliament, debuting with two deputies, after winning a vote of 1.02 percent.
The Broad Convergence for the Salvation of Angola - Electoral Coalition (CASA-CE), which had 16 parliamentarians, lost all seats, not exceeding 0.76 percent of the votes.
The National Patriotic Alliance (APN) and the Nationalist Justice Party (P-Njango) are the other two competing parties that failed to win seats and fell below 0.50 percent and should be declared extinct.
The CNE plenary thus proclaimed the President of the Republic, João Lourenço, head of the MPLA list, the most voted party, and vice-president, Esperança da Costa, second on the MPLA list.
In addition to UNITA, CASA-CE and PRS also declare that they do not recognize the results proclaimed by the CNE.