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EU Urges Angola to Heed Vote Complaints as Opposition Objects

  • Main opposition party plans to challenge outcome of election
  • Observers had concerns about the electoral roll, media bias
Adalberto Costa Junior arrives to vote at a polling station in Luanda, Angola, on Aug. 24.

Adalberto Costa Junior arrives to vote at a polling station in Luanda, Angola, on Aug. 24.

Photographer: John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union urged Angolan authorities to respond to complaints about last week’s election after the main opposition party said it would contest the outcome, which saw the ruling party retain its majority.

While the elections were conducted in a “peaceful environment,” the EU is aware of “complaints by the opposition and civil society on some shortcomings in the electoral process,” the EU’s spokesperson on the general elections said in an emailed statement. “It urges the election authorities to make every possible efforts to respond to them in a fair and transparent manner.”