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Vol 50 No 12

Published 12th June 2009


Angola

Jobs and votes

President Dos Santos is certain of victory, whether the postponed elections are held this year or next

Although Angola’s presidential election is to be postponed until 2010, the dominant Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (MPLA) has abandoned its plans for indirect elections, in which Parliament not the public would choose the president. President José Eduardo dos Santos may have concluded that both his own prestige and the country’s would be heightened by a nationwide poll and he is sure to win it.

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