Angola Has an Opportunity to Lead

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A change in leadership often signals a natural time for transformation and, of course, challenges.

The first peaceful transition of power in Angola took place in August, with the election of João Lourenço as the new president, replacing long-serving José Eduardo dos Santos, who led the country for thirty-eight years.

International observers called the election process fair, with the ruling MPLA party taking 61 percent of the votes.

Plako 1aIn mid-September, the Constitutional Court of Angola rejected the complaint filed by three opposition parties, including the main challenger, UNITA, which came in second with 27 percent.

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