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Longtime Angolan President Won't Seek Re-election in 2017

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has led the oil-rich nation for 37 years, will not stand for re-election in next year's polls. State radio said Friday that the ruling MPLA party has decided that the minister of defense, Joao Lourenço, will be the party´s presidential candidate in the 2017 elections, scheduled for August. A source in the MPLA Central Committee confirmed to VOA's Portuguese to Africa Service that Lourenço, not dos Santos, will be the...

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