The President of the Republic, João Lourenço, said yesterday that the possibility of holding municipal elections before the end of this year would be an unrealistic action and a great irresponsibility, taking into account that the country still does not have a legal basis that guides this type of election.
João Lourenço clarified that it is not fair and correct to say that local elections in the country were postponed, because elections that were never called are not postponed and elections are not called without being based on a legal basis, under penalty of not being considered valid.
According to the President, who was speaking during the presentation of the State of the Nation speech, the whole country is interested in the municipal elections that will take place for the first time in Angola. In his opinion, the municipalities will bring about a new type of power that, certainly, will greatly relieve the burden of responsibility that today falls on the State, in solving the daily problems that afflict the citizen in their community.
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