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Vol 53 No 17

Published 24th August 2012


The MPLA plans a landslide

Amid private jitters at the top, the ruling party is pulling out all the stops to ensure an overwhelming election win

The Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (MPLA) is pouring millions into a lavish campaign to ensure overwhelming victory in the general elections on 31 August. The team behind President Dilma Rousseff’s victory in Brazil last year is in charge, we hear. Inducements include not just free beer, chicken and T-shirts but even free vehicles for religious groups, apparently to help them to encourage people to vote.

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