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CNE asks that the Constitutional Court does not grant UNITA and CASA-CE resources

The CNE asked the Constitutional Court (TC) to dismiss the contentious appeals of UNITA, the Democratic Block (BD) and the CASA-CE coalition, “due to lack of evidence and legal support”, and to validate the final results of the elections.


The position of the National Electoral Commission (CNE) is contained in its counter-allegations approved this Monday by the plenary of the body during its 33rd extraordinary plenary session, which made a substantive analysis of the two electoral dispute resources that are in the TC.

"In theory, the plenary asks the Constitutional Court not to grant them due to lack of evidence and legal support, as well as the material impossibility of the requests made there," said CNE spokesman Lucas Quilundo.

"In the present case of the request by UNITA (National Union for the Total Independence of Angola) and the BD, which joined forces to submit this contentious appeal to the TC, the plenary concluded from the analysis of the various elements involved in the process that the request was sustained in evidence that is not consistent with what is claimed," he said.

According to Lucas Quilundo, UNITA and BD supported their allegations with a set of copies of tabulation minutes at polling stations, when they should have resorted to copies provided by the CNE to the list delegates.

"It can be seen from these documents, together with the process, that many of them are devoid of the identification codes of the polling stations, in some situations these copies are repeated", he argued.

Quilundo also mentioned that many of the documents presented as evidence by UNITA and the BD had "clear signs" of erasure: "And for these reasons they could not in any way be considered for the purpose of supporting their requests".

"That is why the plenary of the CNE, in the conclusion of its allegations, asks the TC not to grant this request", he stressed.

Last week, UNITA and CASA-CE presented appeals related to the electoral process to the Constitutional Court, none of them related to the annulment of elections, the institution said.

"The court received late yesterday afternoon [Thursday] two complaints, two requests that start the electoral dispute, one from UNITA and the other from the CASA-CE coalition," said court spokeswoman Aida Gonçalves.

UNITA requires the CNE to compare the minutes of the polling stations in its possession with the minutes held by the parties, contesting the fact that the authorities did not even indicate the data relating to the polling stations, which allowed the final accounting.

In relation to CASA-SE's request, Lucas Quilundo continued, "it suffers from similar vices with copies of the minutes and not with copies delivered to the list delegates by the CNE and posted in polling stations".

"There is still a need to verify the repetition of minutes, as well as the submission of minutes from polling stations which, for the purposes of calculating the result, are not legally qualified documents, which must be the summary minutes of polling stations", he underlined.

For these and other reasons, he noted, "also with minutes with non-readable content, and the plenary also concludes its counter-allegations asking the TC not to grant these requests and, consequently, to validate the final results of the elections released by the CNE ".

The CNE plenary did not appreciate the Mudei civic movement's petition, but, noted the electoral body's commissioner, "it will have to be done on a next occasion.

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