Angola’s bishops call for calm after disputed election
August 29, 2017
The bishops of Angola called for calm after the two leading opposition parties disputed the provisional results of the August 23 election.
President José Eduardo dos Santos, a former Marxist who has become more open to the free market in recent decades, stepped down after 38 years in power. His party, led by protégé João Lourenço, won over 60% of the vote.
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