Angola: Beginning of 3rd Session Marks Functioning of National Assembly

Luanda — The beginning of the 3rd parliament session of the National Assembly, resulting from the general elections of 31 August, marked, among other news, the functioning of the Angolan parliament in the year of 2012.

The new parliament session was opened on 27 September and it was marked by the return of Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, who was elected speaker of the National Assembly, replacing António Paulo Kassoma.

The other change in the composition of the legislative organ is related to the entrance of a new political coalition of CASA-CE and exit of New Democracy party.

The parliament is comprised by MPs from five political parties and MPLA occupies 175 seats in the National Assembly.

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