The Constitutional Court dismissed the appeal filed by UNITA, the largest Angolan opposition party, stressing that the evidence presented “does not allow us to call into question the overall results” of the elections announced by the National Electoral Commission (CNE).
“The Constitutional Court concludes that the evidence presented and considered to be compliant does not allow the global results of the national count of votes presented by the National Electoral Commission to be called into question”, reads the judgment.
In the judgment released today, approved in the plenary of ten judges, Judge Josefa Neto, appointed by the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), voted unsuccessful, who in her statement mentions that the most important thing would be to assess the electoral truth reflected in the polls. , insofar as what is at stake is the legitimation of political powers, which, he maintains, has not been achieved.
Last week, CNE president Manuel Pereira da Silva released the final tabulation minutes of the August 24 general elections, which proclaimed the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) and its candidate, João Lourenço, as winners. with 51.17% of the votes, followed by the National Union for the Total Independence of Angoa (UNITA) with 43.95%.
With these results, the MPLA elected 124 deputies and UNITA 90 deputies, almost double the 2017 elections.
The PRS Party and the debuting Humanist Party of Angola (PHA) each elect two deputies.
CASA-CE, the National Patriotic Alliance (APN) and P-Njango did not obtain seats in the National Assembly, which in the 2022-2027 legislature will have 220 deputies.
UNITA together with the Democratic Bloc (BD) filed a contentious electoral appeal with the Angolan Constitutional Court pointing out alleged “irregularities in the process”, whose ruling should be made public today, when the body did not grant CASA-CE’s appeal.