ElectionGudie

Aug. 31, 2012 Held

6,124,669
Voted
Angola

Republic of Angola

Election for Assembleia Nacional (Angolan National Assembly)

Results

59%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:6,124,669
Valid Votes:5,756,004
Invalid Votes:368,665

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola - Workers' Party 175 - 4,135,503

71.85%

National Union for the Total Independence of Angola 32 - 1,074,565

18.67%

Convergence Broad Salvation of Angola 8 - 345,589

6.00%

Social Renewal Party 3 - 98,223

1.71%

National Front for the Liberation of Angola 2 - 65,163

1.13%

New Demoracy Electoral Union - - 13,337

0.23%

People's Party for Development - - 8,710

0.15%

United Front for the Change of Angola - - 8,260

0.14%

Political Opposition Council - - 6,644

0.12%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 220 seats in the National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS
  • Head of Government: President Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS
  • Assembly: Angola has a unicameral National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional) with 220 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional) 220 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.***

*** There are 18 provinces that elects 5 members, and one national constituency with 130 seats.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola - Workers' Party / Frente Nacional de Libertação de Angola - Partido do Trabalho (MPLA)
    • Leader: Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS
    • Seats won in this election: 175
    • Seats won in last election: 191
  • Party: National Union for the Total Independence of Angola / União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola (UNITA)
    • Leader: Isaías SAMAKUVA
    • Seats won in this election: 32
    • Seats won in last election: 16
  • Party: Convergence Broad Salvation of Angola / Convergência Ampla de Salvação de Angola (CASA)***
    • Leader: Abel CHIVUKUVUKU
    • Seats won in this election: 8
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Social Renewal Party / Partido de Renovação Social
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 3
    • Seats won in last election: 8
  • Party: National Front for the Liberation of Angola / Frente Nacional de Libertação de Angola
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 2
    • Seats won in last election: 3
  • Party: New Demoracy Electoral Union / Nova Democracia União Eleitoral
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 2
  • Party: People's Party for Development
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: United Front for the Change of Angola
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Political Opposition Council
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0

*** The CASA is a breakaway from UNITA,which CHIVUKUVUKU formed after losing a leadership battle with SAMAKUVA.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 22,685,632 (2012)
  • Registered Voters: 9,757,671 (August 2012 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 11,438,735 (2012)

·         Is Angola a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Angola ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (17 September 1986)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 75 (34.09%) (2012)

·         Human Development Index Position: 149 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Angola a signatory to CRPD: No 

·         Has Angola ratified CRPD: Yes, accession (19 May 2014)

·         Population with a disability: 3,402,844 (est.)