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Brazilian ambassador says international community works with official election results

The Brazilian ambassador in Luanda said this Wednesday that the international community “works with official results”, thus justifying the congratulations to João Lourenço on his re-election as President while appeals filed by the opposition in the Constitutional Court are still ongoing.


"We don't understand how other nations still haven't recognized or congratulated President João Lourenço, we work with the official organs of the Angolan State", Rafael Vidal told Lusa, on the sidelines of the commemoration of the bicentennial of Brazil's independence, which was this Wednesday fair held at Instituto Guimarães Rosa, in Luanda.

The diplomat stressed that the electoral observation missions "gave good opinions" and attested to the excellent organization of the elections, so Brazil could not "be at the mercy of internal political issues".

"The international community works with the official results released", he highlighted.

Portugal is one of the countries that has not yet congratulated João Lourenço on his re-election, like the other countries of the European Union, and the electoral disputes brought by the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) are still in progress, the outcome of which should be announced on Thursday.

Asked about the fact that this process is still ongoing and whether this recognition does not mean removing credibility from the appeal to these bodies, he considered that "this is an issue that will be discussed in the appropriate Angolan forums".

"For example, we, as an international community, cannot wait indefinitely for a decision regarding the results of the election, imagine if such a discussion lasts for a year. It is an internal issue of Angolan politics, but friendly countries, the international community cannot remain hostage to that, we have to work with the official results", he reinforced.

He also noted that relations between the two countries continue to be strengthened.

"Always have been", underlined the diplomat who alluded in his speech to the work of João Lourenço in the consolidation of democracy in Angola.

"Angola comes out of these elections with a National Assembly strengthened by the diversity of views, but united around the common Angolan national project of development with social justice", he stressed.

For Rafael Vidal, João Lourenço has developed a "commendable government project to strengthen State institutions and democracy, modernize the economy, expand the production base, expand agriculture, gradually improve the population's living conditions and fight corruption, goals, by the way, similar to those of President Jair Bolsonaro", who is running for reelection against former President Lula da Silva.

The Brazilian ambassador also highlighted that in Africa, João Lourenço has been a prominent player in regional diplomacy in search of peace, security and development, with Angolan diplomacy asserting itself in the international, African regional and multilateral context within the scope of the United Nations, in administration of the minister, Téte António.

As for the electoral process in Brazil, which will go to vote on the 2nd of October, he considered that it is taking place within normal limits.

"It's always emotional, politics is emotional, but we're absolutely calm about the lawsuit," he said.


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