Head of State calls for general elections

Angolan Head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos / Photo: Francisco Miudo

The President of the Republic, José Eduardo dos Santos, under the terms of the Constitution and the Organic Law on General Elections, issued on April 25 a presidential decree, which calls for General Elections to fill the office of the President of the Republic and Deputies to the National Assembly, be held on August 23, 2017.

According to a press release from the President’s Office released on Wednesday, the presidential decree, which follows the announcement by the National Electoral Commission that all conditions are created for the elections and after hearing the Council of the Republic, shall enter into force on 1 May 2017.

Source: ANGOP