Angolans Vote in Presidential and National Assembly Elections

Aug. 30, 2012, midnight

Angolans will head to the polls on August 31 in the first Presidential and National Assembly elections since the new 2010 Constitution. The leader of the opposition UNITA party, Isaias SAMAKUVA, had called for the upcoming national election to be postponed one month. SAMAKUVA asked for the delay citing issues of transparency, including problems with the publication of the electoral roll, supervision of vote counting, and irregularities with methods of transmitting results. The national elections commission (CNE) say Mr. SAMAKUVA’s comments are unfounded and elections will occur as scheduled.

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