11 November 2007

Angola: Ngola Kabangu Elected FNLA President

Luanda — Ngola Kabangu, has been elected President of Angola's opposition FNLA party, with 791 points, in replacement of veteran Alvaro Holden Roberto, who died in August this year, Angop learned.

Ngola Kabungu beat Carlinhos Zassala (65) and Miguel Damiao (13). Both did not turn up at the results announcement ceremony, as a way of protest.

The announcement was done by the electoral commission, one day after the day set for the end of the party's congress, due to claims of irregularities by Carlinhos Zassala and Miguel Damiao.

In his first speech as FNLA president, Ngola Kabangu said that in a transparent and participating democracy there are no winners nor defeated. Everyone wins as they bet on the strengthening of democracy.

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