The ruling People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) and its presidential candidate Joao Lourenco are leading the polls’ results with 61.10 percent of votes in the second provisional results, the National Electoral Commission’ said Friday.

Main opposition National Union for the Total Indepedence of Angola (UNITA) has 26.71 percent of the votes, and the Broad Convergence for the Salvation of Angola – Electoral Coalition (CASA-CE) has 9.46 percent.

With these latest results the ruling MPLA party will have 150 seats in the Parliament followed by UNITA with 51 and CASA-CE with 16.

In the 2012 elections the ruling MPLA party garnered 71.84 percent of the votes, leading to 175 seats at the Parliament followed by UNITA with 32 seats (18.66 percent), CASA-CE eight seats (6.00 percent), the Social Renewal Party (PRS) three seats (1.70 percent) and the National Liberation Front of Angola (FNLA) two seats (1.13 percent).

Over 9.1 million votes have already been scrutinized, accounting for 97.82 percent of total votes.

The abstention rate has risen to 2.1 million resulting in 23.01 percent of the voters in the August 23 general elections. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh