Angola: Former Opposition Leader Ends Mandate in Council of Republic

Luanda — The Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, on Wednesday ended the mandate of André Mendes de Carvalho, as member of the Council of the Republic, and, subsequently, designated Manuel Fernandes, president of CASA-CE, as member of the referred organ.

In a statement, the Civil House of the President of the Republic clarifies that the presidents of political parties and coalitions of political parties represented in the National Assembly are, inherently, members of the Council of the Republic.

"As André Mendes de Carvalho is no longer president of the Broad Convergence for the Salvation of Angola Coalition (CASA-CE), the President of the Republic has terminated his mandate, the document said.

Within the framework of the Constitution of the Republic, the Vice President of the Republic, the Speaker of the National Assembly, the Chief Judges of the Constitutional Court, the Attorney General of the Republic and invited entities are also part of the consultation body of the Holder of the Executive Power.

In a statement, the Civil House of the President of the Republic clarifies that the presidents of political parties and coalitions of political parties represented in the National Assembly are, inherently, members of the Council of the Republic.

"As André Mendes de Carvalho is no longer president of the Broad Convergence for the Salvation of Angola Coalition (CASA-CE), the President of the Republic has terminated his mandate, the document said.

Within the framework of the Constitution of the Republic, the Vice President of the Republic, the Speaker of the National Assembly, the Chief Judges of the Constitutional Court, the Attorney General of the Republic and invited entities are also part of the consultation body of the Holder of the Executive Power.

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