31 July 2012

Angola: CNE Appeals to Political Parties for Tolerance

Luanda — The chairman of the National Electoral Commission (CNE), André Silva Neto, last Monday here called on the political parties and coalitions that will participate in the August 31 general elections to conduct their campaigns with tolerance, respect and civility.

André Silva Neto, who issued a communiqué for the political parties, civil society and the electorate in general- in the ambit of the start of the electoral campaign, set for this Tuesday-appealed to all the participants in the polls to present their arguments, messages and programmes in a civilised manner.

André Silva Neto stressed that all the political parties and coalitions must adopt a behaviour guided by the principles of tolerance, respect for difference, liberty of choice, responsibility and tranquillity, refraining from using a language that can incite people to commit acts of violence, vandalism, intimidation and indecorous propaganda.

"I am sure that we all want to show that our political differences do not divide us, we are a peaceful and orderly people who intends, at all costs, to keep the climate of peace and tranquillity already achieved", concludes the note.

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