Angola: Unita calls for the cancellation of the elections, reports the Lusa agency

LISBON (Reuters) – Angola’s main opposition party Unita filed an appeal with the Constitutional Court on Thursday to have last week’s presidential and legislative elections, which the MPLA won, annulled, the agency reports. Portuguese press Lusa.

The Popular Liberation Movement of Angola obtained 51.17% of the vote, according to the final results communicated by the Angolan Electoral Commission.

Unita has repeatedly contested the official election results, citing in particular discrepancies between the total presented by the Electoral Commission and its own accounts.

According to the declarations of the vice-president of Unita to the Portuguese television channel RTP, 187,000 votes had not been taken into account in the province of Luanda, the most populated of Angola.

The Commission maintains that the elections were fair and transparent, and denies having committed any fault.

(Report Catarina Demony; French version Camille Raynaud)

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