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Angola: Lourenço Plows Through After “Pyrrhic” Electoral Victory

The assessments according to which JL came out weakened from the recent elections are widespread, including in diplomatic circles in Luanda.
The idea of ​​fraud in the rest of the country is reinforced by the “hasty” way in which the CNE publicized the electoral results achieved there, with MPLA victories in 15 provinces. It is considered that at the time the disclosure took place, it was not technically possible to have carried out a vote count with the magnitude of the one announced, greater than 80%. It is conjectured that the disclosure was part of a political management of the process. READ MORE