1 August 2012

Angola: Opposition PRS Vows to Put Up Fierce Fighting in Election

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Capital Luanda.

Luanda — The opposition Social Renewal Party (PRS) has vowed to put up a fierce fighting in the forthcoming election of August 31 this year in Angola.

This was said by the party on the second day of the campaign for the election of this year with the participation of a total of nine political parties.

PRS was founded on 18 November 1990 in Luanda and has as its main political proposition the establishment in Angola of a Federative Republic.

Based on the multi-cultural diversity that comprise the country, PRS proposes federalism to, according to its statutes, guarantee each citizen to win autonomy to develop oneself in the economic, social and cultural dimensions, and in the spirit of economic and fraternal solidarity among people and regions of the country with a view to a desired level of proportional development.

PRS, led by Eduardo Kuangana (54), holder of a degree in African History and teacher by profession, hopes to come at least in the second position in the electoral scores.

"Should we not attain the first place, we will get hold of the second rather than the third, like in the 1992 and 2008 (elections)", Eduardo Kuangana told Angop recently during an interview.

In the country's first general elections, in 1992, PRS obtained the third place, after main opposition UNITA (second) and ruling MPLA, out of 18 contesting parties, having gained 16 MPs in the National Assembly.

In the legislative election of 2008, with the participation of 10 political parties and four coalition, PRS again came third, below UNITa and ruling MPLA, than winning eight seats in Parliament.

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