Luanda – The National Electoral Commission (CNE) is open to help from diplomatic and consular institutions accredited to Angola, in terms of contributions and suggestions about electoral processes, particularly from countries with a long experience in the issue.
This was said Wednesday in Luanda by CNE chairman, André Silva Neto, while speaking at the opening of a meeting with presentatives of diplomatic missions accredited to Angola.
André Neto said the diplomatic corps’ help to CNE aims at enabling the election body to fulfil its duties adequately, with transparency and impartiality so that the polls turn out fair, free and credible.
He also spoke of the readiness to welcome international electoral observers which, in terms of the law, are required to apply for the purpose 30 days ahead of the start of the campaign.
“We appeal to everybody to engage in the preparation of the third elections the Republic of Angola is holding, so as to show to the world the real situation of the Angolan electoral process,” he stated.
Silva Neto stated as well that CNE will continue taking the message of the importance of the vote around the country, so that Angolans exercise their right to choose their representatives to the organs of power in an environment of peace, democracy, tolerance and harmony.
The meeting with representatives of the diplomat corps was intended to create a clearer perception of the tasks ahead, during and after the voting and stimulate dialogue and exchange of views on the CNE role, in line with the Electoral Law.
Presided over by CNE chairman, André da Silva Neto, the meeting was witnessed by the Foreign minister, Georges Chikoti.