Angola election 2022: Ruling MPLA leads with most votes counted
25 August 2022 | 1:24 pm
Frustration over poverty and unemployment had given the main opposition party its best-ever chance of winning the vote in a country that has been ruled by the MPLA party since independence almost 50 years ago.
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