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UNITA admits inauguration in parliament but other opposition parties are divided

UNITA said this Monday that it is considering taking office in parliament, considering that its definitive position will aim at safeguarding peace and consolidating democracy, while other opposition parties are divided.


According to the spokesman for the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), which won 90 seats in parliament, in the August 24 general elections, the party assesses all scenarios, not ruling out, however, the inauguration.

"We are talking about all these issues, about the various possible scenarios and it is a dichotomy between taking (ownership) or not what we will do", said Marcial Dachala this Monday to Lusa.

The spokesman, elected deputy for the new legislature, also guaranteed that the main opposition party will take a definitive position taking into account its contribution "to peace and also to the consolidation of the democratic and lawful state".

Also the National Renewal Party (PRS) has not yet decided on the inauguration of the deputies.

"It is not known yet, this will be the party's decision. The party has not yet decided in this aspect (deputies' ownership), the PRS is not happy either, because from what happened the PRS was not benefited by the results, but harmed", party president Benedito Daniel told Lusa.

The National Liberation Front of Angola also referred a decision on the swearing in of deputies to the party structures.

"I don't know. The FNLA has structures, there are certain things that depend only on the president who decides, he has to listen to the organs and we will listen to the organs, as soon as we receive the communication from parliament", stressed the president of the party, Nimi to Simbi.

For his part, the representative of the debuting Humanist Party of Angola (PHA), led by Bela Malaquias, said that his party is only waiting for the inauguration day, guaranteeing that its two deputies will have a "big debut" and that they should represent dignified voters.

"It will be a great debut, as you know we are a new party and we are going to do everything to ensure that our interventions are always aimed at properly representing the entire Angolan people", assured Simba Lwalwa.

Last week, the Constitutional Court (TC) validated the final results of the August 24 general elections, released by the National Electoral Commission (CNE) and dismissed the contentious appeals presented by UNITA and the Broad Convergence for the Salvation of Angola – Electoral Coalition (CASA-CE).

The TC 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, almost twice as many as in 2017.

The PRS, the FNLA and the newcomer 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.

João Lourenço, re-elected President for the next five years, takes office on Thursday, followed by the elected deputies.

The permanent committee of the National Assembly meets this Monday to consider and vote on the proposal for the program of the constitutive meeting of the fifth legislature of the parliament and the program of the seminar for the initiation of deputies (2022-2027).


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