11 March 2016

Angola: Ruling Party's President Announces Quitting Politics in 2018

Président José Eduardo dos Santos

Luanda — The president of the ruling MPLA party, José Eduardo dos Santos, announced Friday in Luanda that he will quit active politics in 2018.

José Eduardo dos Santos was speaking at the opening of the 11th ordinary session of the MPLA Central Committee, meant to prepare the party's 7th Ordinary Congress scheduled for August this year.

On the other hand, José Eduardo dos Santos called for a tighter fight against mismanagement and defended the mobilisation of staff capable of achieving the goals of the Government.

Eduardo dos Santos, who is also the president of the Republic, acknowledged that the established targets in several areas could achieve desired results and appealed Angolans and entrepreneurs in particular, to engage in the production of goods for domestic consumption and export.

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