Angola 2012 Presidential Elections in Pictures

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Sep 1st, 2012
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Angolans wait on August 31, 2012 for their turn to vote at a polling station in the outskirts of Luanda. The ruling Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola party (MPLA) of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, which has been in power since independence 37 years ago, compete today in the legislative poll against 8 other political parties, including the main opposition Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA). Dos Santos promised that with a new term he would push ahead with his multi-billion-dollar drive to rebuild the country after the civil war that ended a decade ago. MPLA is widely expecting to win the elections and beat the UNITA former rebel movement which does not have the same access to funds or the state-controlled media. AFP PHOTO/ STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN

 

Angolans wait on August 31, 2012 for their turn to vote at a polling station in the outskirts of Luanda. The ruling Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola party (MPLA) of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, which has been in power since independence 37 years ago, compete today in the legislative poll against 8 other political parties, including the main opposition Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA). Dos Santos promised that with a new term he would push ahead with his multi-billion-dollar drive to rebuild the country after the civil war that ended a decade ago. MPLA is widely expecting to win the elections and beat the UNITA former rebel movement which does not have the same access to funds or the state-controlled media. AFP PHOTO/ STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN

Angolans queue to vote on August 31, 2012 at a polling station in the outskirts of Luanda. The ruling Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola party (MPLA) of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, which has been in power since independence 37 years ago, competes today in the legislative poll against 8 other political parties, including the main opposition Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA). Dos Santos promised that with a new term he would push ahead with his multi-billion-dollar drive to rebuild the country after the civil war that ended a decade ago. MPLA is widely expecting to win the elections and beat the UNITA former rebel movement which does not have the same access to funds or the state-controlled media. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN

An Angolan man casts his ballot on August 31, 2012 at a polling station in the outskirts of Luanda. The ruling Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola party (MPLA) of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, which has been in power since independence 37 years ago, compete today in the legislative poll against 8 other political parties, including the main opposition Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA). Dos Santos promised that with a new term he would push ahead with his multi-billion-dollar drive to rebuild the country after the civil war that ended a decade ago. MPLA is widely expecting to win the elections and beat the UNITA former rebel movement which does not have the same access to funds or the state-controlled media. AFP PHOTO/ STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN

An Angolan casts his ballot on August 31, 2012 at a polling station in the outskirts of Luanda. The ruling Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola party (MPLA) of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, which has been in power since independence 37 years ago, compete today in the legislative poll against 8 other political parties, including the main opposition Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA). Dos Santos promised that with a new term he would push ahead with his multi-billion-dollar drive to rebuild the country after the civil war that ended a decade ago. MPLA is widely expecting to win the elections and beat the UNITA former rebel movement which does not have the same access to funds or the state-controlled media. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN

Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos answers journalists’ questions after casting his ballot on August 31, 2012 at a polling station in Luanda’s government district, near the presidential palace. The ruling Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola party (MPLA) of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, which has been in power since independence 37 years ago, compete today in the legislative poll against 8 other political parties, including the main opposition Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA). Dos Santos promised that with a new term he would push ahead with his multi-billion-dollar drive to rebuild the country after the civil war that ended a decade ago. MPLA is widely expecting to win the elections and beat the UNITA former rebel movement which does not have the same access to funds or the state-controlled media. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN

Angolan electoral agents start the counting of votes on August 31, 2012 in Luanda. The ruling Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola party (MPLA) of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, which has been in power since independence 37 years ago, compete in the legislative poll against eight other political parties, including the main opposition Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA). Dos Santos promised that with a new term he would push ahead with his multi-billion-dollar drive to rebuild the country after the civil war that ended a decade ago. MPLA is widely expecting to win the elections and beat the UNITA former rebel movement which does not have the same access to funds or the state-controlled media. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN

An Angolan newspaper street seller sits in the street of Luanda on September 1, 2012. The ruling Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola party (MPLA) of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, which has been in power since independence 37 years ago, competed yesterday in the legislative poll against 8 other political parties, including the main opposition Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA).The National Electoral Commission said initial results would be announced later today, but Angolans desperate for news on the elections swamped newspaper vendors, elbowing each other to grab a copy of the official Jornal de Angola. Dos Santos promised that with a new term he would push ahead with his multi-billion-dollar drive to rebuild the country after the civil war that ended a decade ago. MPLA is widely expecting to win the elections and beat the UNITA former rebel movement which does not have the same access to funds or the state-controlled media. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN

An Angolan newspaper street seller holds up copies of paper in the street of Luanda on September 1, 2012. The ruling Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola party (MPLA) of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, which has been in power since independence 37 years ago, competed yesterday in the legislative poll against 8 other political parties, including the main opposition Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA).The National Electoral Commission said initial results would be announced later today, but Angolans desperate for news on the elections swamped newspaper vendors, elbowing each other to grab a copy of the official Jornal de Angola. Dos Santos promised that with a new term he would push ahead with his multi-billion-dollar drive to rebuild the country after the civil war that ended a decade ago. MPLA is widely expecting to win the elections and beat the UNITA former rebel movement which does not have the same access to funds or the state-controlled media. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN

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