MPLA expects to win parliamentary majority, heralding end of José Eduardo dos Santos’s near 40-year reign

The ruling party in Angola has claimed a widely expected election victory, setting the stage for a change of leadership after decades of authoritarian rule by the cold war veteran José Eduardo dos Santos.

Though final results from Wednesday’s voting were still being counted, the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) said it was on track to win a two-thirds parliamentary majority, based on its calculations.

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