ElectionGudie

Aug. 23, 2017 Held

7,093,002
Voted
Angola

Republic of Angola

Election for Assembleia Nacional (Angolan National Assembly)

Results

73%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:7,093,002
Valid Votes:6,817,877
Invalid Votes:275,125

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola - Workers' Party 150 - 4,164,157

61.08%

National Union for the Total Independence of Angola 51 - 1,818,903

26.68%

Convergence Broad Salvation of Angola 16 - 643,961

9.45%

Social Renewal Party 2 - 92,222

1.35%

Angolan National Liberation Front 1 - 63,658

0.93%

Seat Shares:

More Info:

Republic of Angola: National Assembly Elections, August 23, 2017

At stake in this election:

  • 220 seats in the National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional)
  • The leader of the majority party in the National Assembly will win the presidency.

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS (since 21 September 1979)
  • Head of Government: President Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS (since 21 September 1979)
  • Assembly: Unicameral National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional) with 220 seats

Description of electoral system:

  • National Assembly members are directly elected to 5-year terms in a single national constituency and in multi-seat constituencies by a proportional representation vote. The leader of the winning party becomes President.

Last Election:

  • The last elections for the National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional) occurred on August 31, 2012. The MPLA party won 175 seats and its leader, incumbent President Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS retained the presidency. After 38 years in power, DOS SANTOS will not be running for reelection and has selected Defense Minister Joao LOURENCO to succeed him. It is expected that DOS SANTOS will remain leader of the party until 2018.

Main candidates in the election:

  • Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola / Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola
    • Leader: Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS
    • Seats won in last election: 175
  • National Union for the Total Independence of Angola / União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola
    • Leader: Isaías Samakuva
    • Seats won in last election: 32
  • Broad Convergence for the Salvation of Angola - Electoral Coalition / Convergência Ampla de Salvação de Angola – Coligação Eleitoral
    • Leader: Abel CHIVUKUVUKU
    • Seats won in last election: 8
  • Social Renewal Party / Partido da Renovação Social
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in last election: 3
  • National Front for the Liberation of Angola / Frente Nacional de Libertação de Angola
    • Leader: Ngola KABANGU
    • Seats won in last election: 2

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 25,831,000 (2016 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 9,200,000 (est.)

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 12,787,623
  • Is Angola a signatory to CEDAW: No
  • Has Angola ratified CEDAW: Yes, Accession (17 September 1986)
  • Gender Quota: Yes, gender representation must be no less than 30%
  • Female candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 84
  • Human Development Index Position: 150 (2016)
  • 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: 2,943,803