The election is likely to usher in a new era as the victorious party will appoint a new president. Jose Eduardo dos Santos steps down after 38 years on the job. Despite an economic crisis, it looks as though his MLPA party will retain power.
After decades in power, Angola's President Jose Eduardo dos Santos will not take part in Wednesday's elections. Many Angolans now hope for a political change, as Antonio Cascais reports from Luanda.
Voting is underway in Angola, where Jose Eduardo dos Santos's 38-year reign is coming to an end. His MPLA party, however, is expected to stay in power under new leader Joao Lourenco.
Jose Filomeno dos Santos has been accused of making a fraudulent $500 million transaction out of Angola's sovereign wealth fund. The case highlights the endemic cycle of corruption within the oil-dependent country.
Campaigns for the August presidential election in Angola have begun. The poll will mark the end of the 38-year rule of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos who is not running for reelection.
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