Angola to hold elections on Wednesday

Online |  1 month ago | international

Angolan incumbent President, João Lourenço is seeking re-election, as the country gears up for the heavily contested polls which will be held on Wednesday.

The elections are dubbed as the tightest polls in Angola since the introduction of multiparty system in the early 90s.

Lourenço's party, Peoples Movement for the Liberation of Angola, has been at the helm since the fall of Portuguese rule in 1975.

Eight political parties are set to contest in Wednesday's polls 

This comes as the oil rich nation welcomed the repatriation of the remains of the late former president José Eduardo dos Santos.