The investiture ceremony of the President of the Republic, João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço, and of the Vice-President of the Republic, Esperança Maria Eduardo Francisco da Costa, will take place in Luanda, at Praça da República, according to a note posted on the Presidency's Facebook page. .
The Constitutional Court dismissed the appeal filed by the National Union for the Total Independence of Angoa (UNITA), the largest opposition party, stressing that the evidence presented "does not allow us to question the overall results" of the elections announced by the National Electoral Commission. (CNE).
According to the presiding judge, Laurinda Cardoso, the electoral dispute phase is concluded and the President of the Republic, João Lourenço, the vice-president, Esperança da Costa, and the elected members of the National Assembly should be invested in their respective functions.
Last week, CNE president Manuel Pereira da Silva released the final tabulation minutes of the August 24 general elections, which proclaimed the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (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 PRS Party and the debuting Humanist Party of Angola (PHA) each elect two deputies.
CASA-CE, the National Patriotic Alliance (APN) and P-Njango did not obtain seats in the National Assembly, which in the 2022-2027 legislature will have 220 deputies.