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Elections: Constitutional decides until this Thursday on UNITA appeal

The Constitutional Court (TC) decides until this Thursday on the appeal filed by the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) regarding the election results of 24 August, a source at the institution said.


"Until tomorrow, Thursday, the resources of the electoral dispute will be decided", a source from the TC told Lusa.

That judicial body examined two complaints, filed by UNITA and by the Convergência Ampla de Salvação de Angola - Electoral Coalition (CASA-CE), which led to the suspension of the electoral process, already concluded by the National Electoral Commission, which gave the victory, by an absolute majority. , to the ruling party.

"In terms of electoral disputes, the plenary of the Constitutional Court has analyzed, so far, the process relating to the coalition of political parties CASA-CE, and, according to the law, they will now be notified", explained a source from the institution.

Later, during this Wednesday, the Constitutional Court announced that it had rejected CASA-CE's appeal.

"Following up, the plenary will now analyze the process concerning the political party UNITA" and, "for tomorrow [Thursday], after the end of the session, the presentation of the conclusions is scheduled", added the same source.

On Friday, UNITA asked the TC to declare the ineffectiveness of the minutes of the final results of the August 24 elections - which gave the victory by an absolute majority to the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) - and that the National Commission Electoral Council (CNE) was summoned to admit its complaints.

On Monday, the TC denied an injunction, also filed by UNITA, claiming that it was already judging the main complaint and that the electoral process, which gave the victory to the MPLA, was already suspended.

Last week, CNE president Manuel Pereira da Silva released the final tabulation minutes of the August 24 general elections, which proclaimed the MPLA and its candidate, João Lourenço, as winners with 51.17 percent of the votes. , followed by UNITA with 43.95 percent.

With these results, the MPLA elected 124 deputies and UNITA 90 deputies, almost double the 2017 elections.

The Social Renewal Party (PRS) won two seats in parliament by adding 1.14 percent of voters' votes, the same number of deputies that won the National Liberation Front of Angola (FNLA) and the Humanist Party of Angola (PHA). ) with 1.06 percent and 1.02 percent of votes respectively.

The CASA-CE coalition, the APN and the P-Njango did not obtain seats in the National Assembly, which in the 2022-2027 legislature will have 220 deputies.

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