Luanda – The National Assembly (Angolan Parliament) elected, this Thursday, lawyer Florbela Araújo as ombudswoman, replacing Carlos Alberto Ferreira Pinto, who was in the position since January 2020.

The election of Florbela Araújo took place during the 8th Ordinary Plenary Meeting of the 4th Legislative Session of the IV Legislature of the National Assembly, led by the Speaker of this sovereign body, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos.

The new ombudswoman was elected with 154 votes in favour, one against and no abstentions.

Florbela Araújo was proposed by the MPLA parliamentary group, in accordance with the principle of proportional representation.

Carlos Alberto Ferreira Pinto recently sent his resignation letter to the Speaker of the National Assembly, citing personal reasons.


The lawyer Florbela Araújo was responsible for the preparation of the sessions of the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers (CM).

In 1997, when the General-Secretariat for Support Issues to the Presidency of the Republic was formed, she was transferred to the Civil House where she performed the functions of Cabinet Director.

She then worked in the legal advisory office of the Presidency Civil House, as an assistant, and in February 2007, she took over from the then Legal Advisor Carlos dos Santos Teixeira.

With the statutory configuration of the bodies supporting the President of the Republic, she would be reconfirmed in the position of Secretary for Legal and Judicial Affairs of the President of the Republic.

Source: Angola Press News Agency