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Angola’s Ruling Party Won Vote With 51% Support, Final Count Shows

  • Outcome is the worst for party since civil war ended in 2002
  • Unita rejected provisional results, alleging irregularities
Joao Lourenco
Joao Lourenco

Photographer: Adrian Dennis/POOL/AFP/Getty Images

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Angolan President Joao Lourenco pledged that youth job creation will be one of the priorities of his administration after the national electoral commission confirmed his ruling party as the winner of last week’s vote.

“We hear and will correctly interpret the wishes of the people and the youth, to whom we will pay special attention,” Lourenco said in the first speech to his party after the final count was announced earlier Monday. “We will be strongly committed to creating more job opportunities. This is the time to open the doors of opportunity to our young people.”