Angolan President Set for Second Term With 86% of Votes Counted

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A Peoples Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) street party in Luanda

Angola’s President Joao Lourenco is poised for a second term as his party raced toward a majority in a closely fought election.

Lourenco’s party, the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola, or MPLA, was ahead with 52.08% of the vote in a provisional count. The main opposition National Union for the Total Independence of Angola, or Unita, garnered 42.98%, said Lucas Quilundo, a spokesman for the national electoral commission, which has tallied 86.4% of the ballots.

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