Angolan president expects leader of main opposition to improve republic council

Joao Lourenco
Joao Lourenco

Angolan President Joao Lourenco on Thursday said he expects to count on the experience of the recently appointed member of the Council of the Republic, Adalberto da Costa Junior, the leader of the country’s main opposition party, to improve the Council.

The Angolan President made the statement during the Adalberto Costa Junior’s swear in ceremony as a member of the Council of the Republic, saying that he believes that the current consultative body is enriched with entrance of this new member in the council.

Adalberto da Costa Junior, who was elected president of Angola’s main opposition party (UNITA) on November 15, was appointed member of the Council of the Republic early on Tuesday.

Speaking to the press following the inauguration ceremony, Adalberto Junior said this position imbued with spirit of national interest.

The Council of the Republic is an advisory body to the Angolan head of state. It is embodied by the vice president of the republic, the National Assembly speaker, the chief justice, attorney general, leaders of political parties with parliamentary seat and invited guests. Enditem

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