CNE, MPs discuss electoral process

Luanda – The National Electoral Commission (CNE) discussed Friday with the Parliamentary Groups leaders the preparation and holding of the coming elections, seven days after the completion of registration process.

Speaking to the press, the CNE spokeswoman, JA�lia Ferreira, said that the meeting was formal and took place within the framework of the institutional dialogue as proposed by electoral supervisory body.

At the meeting, the members of National Assembly learned about the plan and schedule of activities related to the organisation of the electoral process, in various fields.

JA�lia Ferreira said that the MPs also learned about the action plan comprising civic education, training of CNE members and polling stations, as well as electoral agents.

Aspects related to logistics, technological solutions and all kinds of activities that must be developed under the Law, have also been reviewed.

The CNE official also said that the participants raised some concerns, in terms of suggestion, to allow the process run smoothly.

Among the issues presented, JA�lia Ferreira highlighted the need to take into account the visual image of candidates and acronyms of political parties in the ballot papers.

They also referred to the delivery of the electoral rolls, as well as the need to introduce the tabulation of votes at the level of municipalities and the audit of the Eligible Citizens Identity File (FICM).

Other matters ranging from logistics to the publication of summary records at polling stations were also tackled during the meeting.

MPs JoAPound o Pinto of ruling MPLA party, Albertina Navemba Ngolo (UNITA), Andre Gaspar Mendes de Carvalho (CASA-CE), Benedito Daniel (PRS) and FNLA president Lucas Ngonda described the meeting as relevant.

Source: Angola Press News Agency