Luanda - The electoral processes in Angola are vital instruments for consolidation of peace, national reconciliation and the establishment of a democratic and law abiding State.
This was said by the former chairman of Bar, Inglês Pinto, during a conference on "the path of the 2012 general elections", running from 5-6 June.
He said that the existence of more electoral processes in the country the better the Angolans will consolidate democracy, giving the best examples to those countries still reporting political instability.
Inglês Pinto also noted that the implementation of municipal elections will also be an indispensable factor in Angola, as this will meet the needs of local communities, socio-economic development and territorial planning.
The official highlighted, however, the importance of organisation and local autonomy, which may lead to democratic reform of the State, decentralization of public administration, with the transfer of powers and competences in the fields of planning and management.
As for the electoral processes underway in the country, the Bar chairperson said that the positions of political parties influence in the referred process, hence, the need to avoid trying to change public policy, promotion of civil disobedience and revolt.
On the other hand, he asserted that thanks the existing political maturity prevails in the country the promotion of constitutional political stability, the exercise of power within the limits of the law, ethics and common sense in politics by those who exercise power, as well as promotion of public policies aimed at integrating socio-political and participatory democracy.
The Conference on path of the 2012 general elections" is sponsored by National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), with financial support of the US Government.
The event gathers leaders of political parties and civil society organizations, academicians and journalists.