ANGOLA: JOAO LOURENCO ELECTED RULING MPLA PRESIDENT

LUANDA, Sept 9 (NNN-ANGOP) — JoAPound oLourenco was elected leader of the ruling MPLA party during the 6th Extraordinary Congress of this political organisation held Saturday at “Belas” Conference Center in Luanda.

JoAPound oLourenco, 64, got 2,309 votes (98.59 percent), during an election that recorded one hundred null votes, 27 against and six abstentions.

At least 2,442 delegates attended the event, during which Jose Eduardo dos Santos transferred the MPLA leadership to JoAPound oLourenco.

Lourenco said that he would carry out some necessary reforms at the level of political organisation.

Lourenco was speaking to the Angolan Public Television (TPA) at Luanda’s Belas Conference Center, the venue of the 6th Extraordinary Congress held on Saturday.

Lourenco said that he gets from dos Santos, who step down as President of Angola on Sept 26, 2017, a peaceful and united country, described as key factors for the next steps.

He pledged to continue with the work performed by the other party’s leaders, at different stages.

According to Lourenco, the MPLA is going through different characteristics’ phase featured by different challenges.

He expressed his confidence in the votes of the MPLA militants during the Congress.

The one-day event gathered 2,591 delegates from the country’s 18 provinces.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK