Aug. 24, 2022 Confirmed


Republic of Angola

Election for Assembleia Nacional (Angolan National Assembly)


Cast Votes:6,454,109
Valid Votes:6,272,104
Invalid Votes:182,005


Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola 124 - 3,209,429


National Union for the Total Independence of Angola 90 - 2,756,786


More Info:

At Stake in this Election:        

  • 220 seats in the National Assembly of the Republic of Angola 

  • The winning party of this election will also decide the President 

Government Structure: 

  • Chief of State: President João LOURENÇO 

  • Head of Government: President João LOURENÇO 

  • Assembly: Unicameral National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional) with 220 seats 

Electoral System: 

  • The 220 seats of the National Assembly are allocated through proportional representation. 130 members are elected from a national list, while 90 members are elected from the 18 provincial districts, each electing five members. They are all elected to 5-year terms. 

  • Out-of-country voting will be conducted for the first time. Voters will be able to vote for the national list only.  

  • The leader of the majority party will also win the Presidency.  

Main Parties in this Election:  

  • People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola / Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola 

  • Leader: João LOURENÇO 

  • Seats won in last election: 150 

  • National Union for the Total Independence of Angola / União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola 

  • Leader: Adalberto COSTA Jr. 

  • Seats won in last election: 51 

  • Broad Convergence for the Salvation of Angola – Electoral Coalition / Convergência Ampla de Salvação de Angola – Coligação Eleitoral 

  • Leader: Manuel FERNANDES 

  • Seats won in last election: 16 

  • Social Renewal Party / Partido de Renovação Social 

  • Leader: Benedito DANIEL 

  • Seats won in last election: 2 

  • National Liberation Front of Angola / Frente Nacional de Libertação de Angola 

  • Leader: Ngola KABANGU 

  • Seats won in last election: 1 

  •  National Patriotic Alliance / Aliança Patriótica Nacional 

  • Leader: Quintino MOREIRA 

  • Seats won in last election: 0 

  • Nationalist Party for Justice in Angola / Partido Nacionalista para a Justiça em Angola 

  • Leader: Eduardo CHINGUNJI 

  • Seats won in last election: N/A 

  • Humanist Party of Angola / Partido Humanista de Angola  

  • Leader: Florbela MALAQUIAS 

  • Seats won in last election: N/A 

Population and Registered Voters: 

  • Population: 34,795,287 (2022 est.)1 

  • Registered Voters: 14,399,391 (2022) 

Gender Data: 

  • Female Population: 16,675,372 (2022 est.)2 

  • Is Angola a signatory to CEDAW: No 

  • Has Angola ratified CEDAW: Yes (Accession) (17 Sep 1986)3 

  • Gender Quota: Yes, Governing bodies must have each gender represented by at least 30%.4 

  • Female Candidates in this election: Yes 

  • Number of Female Legislators: 65 out of 220 (29.6%)5 

  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: Rank 148 at 0.581 (2020)

  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium at 0.1719 (2014)

Disability Data: 

  • Is Angola a signatory to CRPD: No 

  • Has Angola ratified CRPD: Yes (Accession) (19 Mar 2014)

  • Population with a disability: 2,943,803 (2022 est.)9 

IFES Resources: 

  • Does IFES have a presence in Angola: No 


1. https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/angola/#people-and-society

2. https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/angola/#people-and-society

3. https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/TreatyBodyExternal/Treaty.aspx?CountryID=5&Lang=en

4. https://www.idea.int/data-tools/data/gender-quotas/country-view/50/35

5. https://data.ipu.org/women-ranking?month=7&year=2022

6. https://hdr.undp.org/data-center/specific-country-data#/countries/AGO

7. https://www.genderindex.org/country/angola-2014-results/

8. https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/TreatyBodyExternal/Treaty.aspx?CountryID=5&Lang=en 

9. http://electionaccess.org/en/resources/countries/?q=angola#tab