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President summons session of the Council of the Republic for 25 October

The President of the Republic convened a session of the Council of the Republic for the 25th of October, in which topics such as covid-19 in the country, preparation of the electoral process and changes to the administrative political division will be discussed.

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The meeting, summoned by João Lourenço to the Cabinet Room, at the Presidential Palace, will start at 9:00 am and will focus on three topics, according to a document signed by the Civil House of the President of the Republic, dated this Wednesday.

In addition to information on the situation of the covid-19 pandemic in Angola and on the preparation of the electoral process, with the general elections scheduled for next year, the report on the process of "public hearing on the change in the public administrative division will also be presented. ".

The document also addresses the changes to this body after the annulment of the Congress of the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) held in 2019.

Due to the Constitutional Court ruling that invalidated that congress, the election of Adalberto da Costa Júnior as party president was also annulled, and Isaías Samakuva was appointed to the position he held until the congress was held.

"Considering that the presidents of political parties and coalitions of political parties represented in the National Assembly are, by inherent functions, members of the Council of the Republic (...) the function of Adalberto da Costa Júnior as member is terminated", formalizes the document, which assigns Samakuva to this position in the organ.

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