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Intense electoral campaign in Angola

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Intense electoral campaign in Angola

Luanda, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) The electoral campaign in Angola for the general election on August 24 has closed on Saturday another week of intense activity, while institutional preparations for the polls advance.
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On Saturday, the ruling party People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MA) will hold an event in the northern province of Uige, where the party’s presidential candidate and current head of State and government, João Lourenço, will speak.

The eight contending forces planned different meetings for this weekend, including “door-to-door” contacts to attract supporters, according to the program released by the Angop agency.

Starting next week, representatives of 50 foreign organizations invited by the National Assembly (Parliament) will begin to arrive in Luanda to take part as observers, MP Jose Semedo announced.

Among the guests are members of the communities of Portuguese-speaking countries and Southern Africa, and of the Organization of American States (OAS), with the purpose of verifying the transparency, internal and international credibility and fairness of the Angolan electoral process, the lawmaker said.

For the National Electoral Commission, Spokesman Lucas Quilundo confirmed that the parties running for the election will have enough list delegates, who will have the right to witness the counting of votes and receive a copy of the minutes at the end of the count.

All attendees, he stressed, will be able to appoint a list delegate for each of the 26,488 polling stations, which will operate on August 24.

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