Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

FASHION

Paris, Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015.

Read more

REPORTERS

Exclusive: an unlikely victim of the 'War on Terror'

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

2014-07-11 21:47 AFRICA NEWS

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Finally, a good use for new app "Yo"

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 11 July 2014 (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 11 July 2014

Read more

#THE 51%

Sweden: A Feminist's Paradise?

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Politics: parties under pressure

Read more

FOCUS

In Burma, the rise of radical Buddhism

Read more

  • UN Security Council calls for Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire

    Read more

  • The third-place playoff: the World Cup game no one wants to play

    Read more

  • France’s Kadri wins eighth stage at Tour de France

    Read more

  • Legal challenge to French mayor’s ban of Muslim hijab on beach

    Read more

  • Last of the Ramones, Tommy Ramone, dies aged 62

    Read more

  • Video: Outrage in wake of deadly Casablanca buildings collapse

    Read more

  • Iraqi forces ‘executed prisoners in reprisal’ for ISIS killings

    Read more

  • Ukraine promises retaliation after rebel assault

    Read more

  • Putin revives old Cuban flame and eyes Latin American minerals

    Read more

  • Kerry holds all-night talks with Afghan presidential rivals

    Read more

  • Amazon snubs French free delivery ban with one-cent charge

    Read more

  • Cleveland's NBA fans hail 'return of king' LeBron James

    Read more

  • Exclusive: an unlikely victim of the 'War on Terror'

    Read more

  • Magnitude 6.8 quake, small tsunami hit east Japan

    Read more

  • Suspect in Brussels Jewish Museum shooting drops extradition appeal

    Read more

Angola's ruling MPLA wins election

©

Latest update : 2008-09-10

Provisional final results released on Wednesday indicate that the ruling MPLA party has won a landslide victory in Angola's parliamentary election, winning nearly 82 percent of the vote.

LUANDA, Sept 10 (Reuters) - The ruling MPLA party has won a
landslide victory in Angola's parliamentary election with almost
82 percent of the vote, according to provisional final results
released on Wednesday.

 

The MPLA (Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola),
which has governed the oil-rich African nation since
independence from Portugal more than 30 years ago, crushed the
opposition nationally and in all of Angola's 18 provinces.

 

UNITA, a former rebel group which is now the largest
opposition party, won just over 10 percent, election officials
told a news conference. UNITA conceded defeat on Monday,
dropping a bid to contest what it described as a flawed poll.

 

Delays in opening polling stations and missing voter
registration lists led to an unscheduled second day of voting.

 

International observers have expressed general satisfaction
with the conduct of the poll and said they hoped it would lead
to the blossoming of a full democracy after a lengthy period of
virtual one-party rule.

 

An observer mission from the U.S. embassy said on Tuesday
the poll was generally peaceful and that no acts of intimidation
had been detected by monitors in five of the 18 provinces.

 

"We congratulate the people of Angola on their participation
in this important step in strengthening their democracy," the
mission said in a statement read by U.S. ambassador Dan Mozena
in the capital Luanda.

 

But the mission said the MPLA had enjoyed an advantage over
the opposition through its access to state control of major
media outlets.

 

The U.S. statement followed a European Union observer team's
verdict that Angolans had been able to vote freely. African
observer missions also described the poll as legitimate.

 

 

 

 


 

Date created : 2008-09-10

Comments

COMMENT(S)