The annotation dispatches of the congresses of the six Angolan parties that held their main meeting in 2021 have already been published in the Diário da República, officializing the directions and decisions resulting from these conclaves.
The Constitutional Court thus registered the directions and statutes of the Democratic Bloc (BD), National Front for the Liberation of Angola (FNLA), Alliance Party for Democracy and Development of Angola – Patriotic Alliance (PADDA-AP), National Union for Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) and the Democratic Party for Progress of the Angolan National Alliance (PDP-ANA), with the dispatches dated 25 March.
Filomeno Vieira Lopes (BD), Nimi a Simbi (FNLA), Alexandre André (PADDA-AP), Adalberto da Costa Júnior (UNITA), João Lourenço (MPLA) and Abreu Capitão Bernardo (PDP-ANA) were recognized as presidents of these parties. .
The most complex situation was that of UNITA, which repeated its XIII Congress in December, after having seen the Constitutional Court (TC) annul the conclave held in November 2019, in which Adalberto da Costa Júnior was elected.
It is not yet known the opinion of the TC regarding another request to challenge the congress, brought by seven militants of the “Black Rooster” party who triggered a precautionary measure, alleging that the appointment of the conclave was made in a climate of “intimidation”, the that UNITA contested.
On Tuesday night, the head of state of Angola, João Lourenço, appointed the presidents of UNITA, Adalberto Costa Júnior, and of the FNLA, Nimi a Simbi, as members of the Council of the Republic, “taking into account the changes that have taken place”. in party presidencies.