Angola's Constitutional Court announced in a statement that it has approved five political parties and four coalitions of parties to participate in the country's next Parliamentary election scheduled for August 31, 2012.
The parties contending include the incumbent Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) and the main opposition National Union for the Independence of Angola (Unita). Others are, the National Liberation Front of Angola (FNLA), the Party for Social Renovation (PRS) and the New Democracy (ND) party.
The coalitions of political parties whose candidate lists have been approved include the CASA-CE (consisting of four political parties), ND (seven parties), CPO (four) and FUMA (six).
Angola is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world and sub-Saharan Africa's second largest oil producer behind Nigeria.
With these Elections, the youth look forward to an issue based campaign such as high rate of unemployment to be addressed as they vote in a Legislative election which happens to be the third in Angolan history and was last held in 2008.