The President of the Republic congratulates his Angolan counterpart on re-election

Bir Lahlou (liberated territories), August 31, 2022 (SPS) - The President of the Republic and Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Brahim Ghali, sent a congratulatory message to his Angolan counterpart, Mr. Joao Lourenço, on the occasion of winning a second presidential term after his party, the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) won the legislative elections.

In his congratulatory message, President Brahim Ghali said, "On the occasion of your re-election as President of the sisterly Republic of Angola, allow me to express to all the fighters of the People's Liberation Movement of Angola, on behalf of the Sahrawi people, the Government of the Sahrawi Republic and in my own name, my best wishes for success at the head of the highest Angolan judicial body."

The President of the Republic added that the Angolan people's confidence in the holding of peaceful elections is evidence of the strength of Angolan democracy and the remarkable progress made by this brotherly nation on the path of progress, prosperity and peaceful coexistence among its people. “Angola will remain a very important reference for all oppressed peoples of the world in their struggle against colonialism and all forms of injustice wherever they are committed” the letter said.

President Brahim Ghali renewed to his counterpart Joao Lourenço his sincere will to continue strengthening and deepening the traditional friendship, cooperation and solidarity ties between the two countries, and friendship and cultural ties that unite the two brotherly peoples.

The MPLA was declared the winner of a closely fought election, extending its decades-long rule and giving Lourenço a second term.

Official results announced by the National Electoral Commission on Monday reported the MPLA won 51,17% of the ballots against 43,95% by the main challenger, the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (Unita).

The results were the tightest in Angola's history.