Angola: CNE admits manipulation of election results – News

“Depending on the amount of requested votes, there may be some changes to the schedule,” a CNE spokesperson admitted at a press conference.

However, the company “has yet to receive any formal complaints from any competitor regarding the results”.

Also, “Volumes are not closed as they are only closed with final results”.

According to data released by the CNE, with 97.03% of votes counted in last Wednesday’s elections, the People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA, in power since 1975) received 3,162,801 votes, less than a million votes were polled. In 2017, it received 4,115,302 votes.

The National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) recorded a major increase, electing representatives in 17 of the 18 provinces and a historic victory in Luanda, the country’s largest province, with 2,727,885 votes so far in 2017. 1,800,860 favorable newsletters.

However, UNITA’s leader Adalberto Costa Jr. contested the MPLA’s victory on Friday and asked an international commission to compare the party’s election minutes with those of the CNE.

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