Preliminary results suggest Angola's ruling party in winning position
2017-08-25 09:47:00

Joao Lourenco, presidential candidate for Angola's ruling People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), gestures to his supporters at a campaign rally in Luanda, Angola, on Aug. 19, 2017. Preliminary results of Angola's election issued on Aug. 24 by the National Electoral Commission (CNE) placed the ruling People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) party and its candidate Joao Lourenco in the winning position with 64.57 percent of the scrutinized votes. (Xinhua/Stringer)

Preliminary results of Angola's election issued Thursday by the National Electoral Commission (CNE) placed the ruling People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) party and its candidate Joao Lourenco in the winning position with 64.57 percent of the scrutinized votes.

The second mostly voted party is the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) with 24.4 percent, followed by the Broad Convergence for the Salvation of Angola - Electoral Coalition (CASA-CE) with 8.56 percent of the votes.

Over 5.9 million votes have already been scrutinized, accounting for 63.74 percent of total votes.

The provisional results show a high number of voters that abstained from the elections in the country -- over 1.3 million people, or nearly 18.64 percent.

Source: xinhua Editor: Cassie