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Angolan parties wrap up campaigning as tense election nears

Angolan parties wrap up campaigning as tense election nears

LEANDRO LIMA and CATARINA DEMONY ANGOLAN presidential candidates wrapped up a month-long campaign ahead of this week's election which is likely to be a tense standoff between a ruling party in power for decades and an opposition with growing appeal among youth. The MPLA, led by João Lourenço since 2017, has governed Africa's second-biggest oil producer since independence from Portugal in 1975. But longtime opposition party UNITA is stronger than ever, as anger grows at government failures to convert vast oil wealth into better living conditions for all. More than 14 million Angolans are eligible to vote and will elect…
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