Angolans Residing in U.S. Gear Up for 2022 Elections

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Washington — Angolan community residing in the United States said to be eager to take part in 2022 general elections, the first of the kind that will allow residents abroad to vote.

This was confirmed Friday by the Angolan ambassador to that country, Joaquim do Espírito Santo, who told ANGOP that the community has already started to receive information from the Angolan Embassy on the process of organization of the elections.

The diplomat explained that his Diplomatic Mission has met with the community to prepare them and provide them with all the necessary information, so that, when the time comes, they can vote."

Angolans resident abroad may vote for the first time, since 1992, as result of revision of the Constitution that extends the right to vote to the entire Angolan community abroad, without exception, putting an end to several years of "exclusion" from the exercise of this civic duty/right.

Angola held four elections - 1992, 2008, 2012 and 2017- all of them without the participation of those residing abroad.

Angolan Embassy in the US put at more than 7,000 the number of Angolan citizens residing in north American country.

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