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Angola's ruling party takes commanding lead in provisional election results
August 24, 2017 / 4:35 PM / 3 months ago

Angola's ruling party takes commanding lead in provisional election results

LUANDA (Reuters) - Angola’s ruling MPLA party had a commanding lead in provisional general election results, winning 64.57 percent of the votes tallied compared with the opposition UNITA party’s 24.4 percent, the electoral commission said on Thursday.

So far about 63.74 percent of the votes cast during Wednesday’s election in sub-Saharan Africa’s third-largest economy had been counted, said Júlia Ferreira, spokeswoman for National Electoral Commission.

Reporting by Stephen Eisenhammer; Writing by James Macharia; Editing by Toby Chopra

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