João Lourenço, speaking for the first as President of the Republic / Photo: Pedro Parente
The President of the Republic, João Lourenço, was invested on Tuesday at the Square of the Republic, in Luanda, for a five years term. The winner of the general elections of 2017 on the MPLA (People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola) ticket was invested by the President of the Constitutional Court, Rui Ferreira, before more than 30 thousand people.
The ceremony was attended by guests from several friendly States and also marked the end of the term of the outgoing President of the Republic, José Eduardo dos Santos.
João Lourenço assumes the destiny of a nation facing an adverse macroeconomic situation and his challenges will be the economic recovery and diversification as well as the maintenance of political stability. João Lourenço is the third President of the Republic of Angola following António Agostinho Neto (1975-1979) and José Eduardo dos Santos (1979-2017).