18 September 2012

Angola: Democracy Enables Spreading People's Thinking

Menongue — The municipal administrator of Menongue, Antunes Huambo, said at the weekend here that democracy enables enlarge the level of thinking, ideas and stimulate creativity, innovations and accept difference among the Angolans, Angop has learnt.

According to him, the country started feeling the airs of democracy in 1992, when the President José Eduardo dos Santos, under the guidance of MPLA party central committee, accepted to eliminate the principle of one party system and implement the multiparty regime.

At that time, UNITA was admitted as a political party and not as a militarized force and FNLA as a political party, as well as enabled the appearance of other parties.

He also said that since 1992, with the results of Bicess and Lusaka accords, among others, that were already signed in the interests of peace maintenance, freedom and independence, came the idea of gathering all the children of Angola, in an only purpose of creating an united and only Angola, to put an end to the political divisionism that was represented by a struggle among brothers that prejudiced the country's development.

Antunes Huambo also considered that the current democratic aspect in the country is calming with the creation of other parties, such as CASA-CE, New Democracy and not only, as well as non-governmental organizations that deal in civic rights, stimulated a lot of the pluralism of ideas, freedom of expression and the opening of a free conscience.

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