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News Tech: LUANDA, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Provisional results from vote counting in Angola’s general election indicate the ruling party MPLA, which has been in power for nearly five decades, holds a strong lead over the main opposition party, the National Electoral Commission (CNE) said on Thursday.

RegisterReporting by Catarina Demony in Luanda; Editing by Jacqueline Wong

With 33% of the votes counted, CNE said the first provisional results showed the MPLA, led since 2017 by President Joao Lourenço, who is seeking a second five-year term, garnered 60.65% of the vote, and UNITA got 33.85%.

Source: Reuters Trust Principles.

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