Angola’s Bleak Economy Fails to Dislodge the Ruling MPLA From Power

Angola’s Bleak Economy Fails to Dislodge the Ruling MPLA From Power
Angola President Joao Lourenco shows his marked finger during the voting process at a polling station in Luanda, Angola, Aug. 24, 2022 (AP photo).

Voters in Angola cast ballots on Wednesday to give President Joao Lourenco and his ruling People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola, or MPLA, another five-year mandate in office. But the MPLA’s dwindling share of the electorate points to trends that may spell trouble for its fortunes going forward.

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