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Angola: Luísa Damião´s Influence in the MPLA Grows

The recent acclamation/ election of NELSON LOPES FUNETE (NF) for the post of second provincial secretary of the MPLA in Luanda, is seen in competent party circles as a reflection of the broad powers that JOÃO LOURENÇO (JL), PR and party president , has given to his vice-president, LUÍSA Pedro Francisco DAMIÃO (LD), who cumulatively occupies the position of secretary for the Staff Policy. The election of NF is seen also as a demonstration of LD's strength in regard to JOANA LINA Ramos Baptista Cândido (JLI). READ MORE