- Title: Ruling MPLA wins Angola election by 61.07 pct - electoral commission
- Date: 6th September 2017
- Summary: VARIOUS OF MPLA SUPPORTERS WALKING IN FRONT OF MPLA BANNERS LUANDA, ANGOLA (FILE - JULY 23, 2017) (REUTERS) LOURENCO LAYING WREATH ON TOP OF MEMORIAL, MILITARY PERSONNEL SALUTE LOURENCO
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- Keywords: election results MPLA UNITA Angola Lourenco Samakuva ruling MPLA wins Angola election
- Location: LUANDA, ANGOLA
- City: LUANDA, ANGOLA
- Country: Angola
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA0036XGMO93
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- Story Text: Angola's ruling MPLA party won the general election, definitive results showed, garnering 61.07 percent of the votes, the electoral commission said on Wednesday (September 6).
The results mean Joao Lourenco of the People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) will be the next president of Angola, replacing Jose Eduardo dos Santos who governed the country for the past 38 years.
The main opposition National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) took 26.67 percent, with the smaller opposition party CASA-CE winning 9.44 percent.
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