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Angola: Lourenço’s Unpopularity Irreversible

The animosity against JL spontaneously manifested in large strata of the urban population, Luanda in particular, has already reached an intensity and/or virulence to which other sectors of society have ceased to be indifferent – including the MPLA “nomenclature” itself.

It is considered that the unpopularity that JL has achieved and its prospects of increasing, have definitively compromised aspirations that until recently were attributed to him to remain in power after the end of his current mandate – which would imply a constitutional change. READ MORE