Angola: JoAPound o Lourenco elected MPLA president

Luanda – JoAPound o Lourenco 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 o Lourenco,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 o Lourenco.

Source: Angola Press News Agency