14 January 2013

Angola: Preparation, Holding of General Elections Top Electoral Commission's Tasks

Luanda — The enhancement of the process that ended with the holding of the 2012 general elections, under the theme Vote for peace and democracy was the main task of the National Electoral Commission (CNE) during 2012.

In its quality of the organ that coordinated the execution of all operations, including the supervision of the acts of electoral registration, CNE held various activities that ended with the elections won by MPLA and its Presidential candidate, José Eduardo dos Santos.

Among the initiatives were the approval of guidance on the organization and functioning of its organs, both at national and local levels, the organic of the plenary and the functioning of the electoral campaign of the parties and coalitions of parties, the draw for the position of the candidates on the ballot and the campaign on radio and television, as well as the accreditation of the electoral observers, of media professionals and other agents.

Meanwhile, CNE took the custody of the central computing central file of the electoral registration, that contained the updated data of the potential voters, in a number of 9.757.671 people aged over 18 years.

CNE also held meetings with representatives of the civil society, diplomatic corps working in Angola, for the explanation of the content of the electoral legislative package.

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