The People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) was in an early lead on Thursday, according to provisional results announced by the country’s electoral agency, indicating incumbent President Joao Lourenço was in the driver’s seat to retain power.
Angolans went to the polls on Wednesday and provisional results published by the National Electoral Commission (CNE) showed that the ruling party MPLA had 60.65 percent of votes so far.
The National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (Unita), the country´s main opposition party, was second with 33.85 percent of the votes. CNE had counted 33.6 percent of the votes, according to its spokesman Lucas Quilundo.
According to the provisional results, the Social Renewal Party had 1.45 percent of the votes, the National Front for the Liberation of Angola (FNLA) 1.28 percent and the Humanist Party of Angola had 1.05 percent.
Other political formations are Broad Convergence for the Salvation of Angola – Electoral Coalition (CASA-CE) with 0.70 percent, the National Patriotic Alliance (APN) with 0.51 percent and the Nationalist Party for Justice (P-NJANGO) with 0.48 percent.