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Angola's Ruling Party Picks Leaders Ahead of 2017 Election

Angola's ruling People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) elected new party leaders on Tuesday, including a former army general seen as a front-runner to succeed long-time president José Eduardo dos Santos. MPLA's Central Committee elected João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço, a retired general and defense minister, as vice president ahead of 2017 parliamentary elections where the leader of the winning party becomes president. Dos Santos, president...

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