EU on Angola elections
On 23 august 2017, the people of Angola elected their representatives to the National Assembly and consequently to the Presidency, in the country’s third general election since peace was re-established in 2002.
“The election marks an important moment of political transition in the country. Voters went to the polls in large numbers in a peaceful atmosphere, demonstrating their commitment to democracy. Moreover, this highly contested election was marked by an efficient organisation of the voting process.” – says the statement issued by the European External Action Service (EEAS).
“At this moment in time, it is important that the electoral process is completed in full transparency and any complaint addressed through legal means. In view of future elections, efforts should continue to strengthen a level playing field.” – the statement continues.
“The EU will continue to follow the process and stands ready to enhance bilateral relations with Angola in this new chapter of its history.”