Luanda — National Electoral Commission (CNE) Monday (01 Aug) extended for further three days the deadline for receiving the accreditation list of delegates from the list of political parties competing for the 24 August general elections.
The decision was adopted at the extraordinary plenary meeting, chaired by the President of the CNE, Manuel Pereira da Silva, held in Luanda.
The meeting was intended, especially, to analyze and approve the aforementioned measure and address a proposal presented by the opposition UNITA party.
According to CNE spokesman Lucas Quilundo, the request to extend the deadline, which ended on Saturday (30th), was made by the Humanist Party of Angola (PHA).
It claimed technical reasons, such as operational difficulties with the equipment available for that purpose.
The official explained that, taking into account the legitimacy and fairness of the request, the CNE agreed to it, extending the registration period for delegates from the lists until the 3rd of August so that the municipal electoral commissions can, within the deadlines, print the credentials.