“Democracy or Monopoly? Angola’s Reluctant Return to Elections.

21 12 2009

URL: http://hrw.org/en/reports/2009/02/23/democracy-or-monopoly-0. Source: Human Rights Watch.

This report documents how the MPLA-dominated National Electoral Commission (CNE) failed to perform as an independent oversight body in those elections. The commission took no action against violations, including the ruling party’s abuse of state media and resources, and obstructed the accreditation of national observers. There were numerous logistical and procedural flaws during voting, counting, and tabulation. The electoral body announced a commission of inquiry into the election flaws, but has not published any report of its work.

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