Angola Ruling party wins election

first_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   The largest opposition party, UNITA, won 18 percent of the vote and a newcomer party, CASA-CE, gained four percent. The opposition parties criticized the elections for not being free and fair.Elias Isaac, an observer for the Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa, criticized the process, saying he was surprised the MPLA did not get 90 percent of the vote.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) LUANDA, Angola (AP) – Preliminary results show that Angola’s ruling party has won 75 percent of the national vote, assuring President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, in power for 33 years, another five years in office.With 60 percent of the vote counted, the state election commission said the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola , or MPLA, has gained a large majority, but it is a reduced margin from previous elections in 2008. Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Four benefits of having a wireless security systemcenter_img Check your body, save your life Top Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project How do cataracts affect your vision? Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementlast_img