U.S. urges Angola to address election concerns

U.S. urges Angola to address election concerns
# 05 September 2012 23:20 (UTC +04:00)
Baku-APA. The U.S. State Department on Wednesday urged the Angolan authorities to address the concerns raised during its recent general elections, APA reports.

In a written statement, the State Department cited the concerns raised by Angolan civil society and opposition parties about unequal access to the media, problems with voter rolls, and lack of timely accreditation of domestic and international observers.

"We urge the Angolan authorities to investigate and address promptly all electoral complaints, while working to augment political rights and civil liberties," said the statement.

Meanwhile, the State Department called the elections as "an important step toward strengthening Angolan democratic institutions," expressing its willingness to work with the Angolan government and political parties in the future.

Angolan election officials said the final results of the country’s general elections, held on August 31, were expected to be announced by end of the week.
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