Democracy in Angola

Democracy Ratings

Freedom House 2018

Score:

6 out of 7

(where lower scores are more democratic)

Freedom Status:

Not Free

EIU Democracy Index 2017

Score:

3.62 out of 10

(where higher scores are more democratic)

World Ranking:

125

Polity IV 2016

Score:

-2

(from -10 to 10, where higher scores are more democratic)

Category:

Closed Anocracy

 

Political System

System of Government Presidential
Presidential Electoral System First past the post
Last Presidential Election 2012
Next Presidential Election 2017
Presidential Term Limits Two, five-year terms
System of Appointment to Legislature

Closed list proportional representation

90 from 18 five-seat constituencies

130 from a single, nationwide constituency

Last Legislative Election

2012

Next Legislative Election

2016

Number of Seats in Legislature 220
Female quota, representation in lower house Yes: legislated candidate quotas

Results

Last presidential election (1992)
Candidate (Party) Votes (%)
1st round 2nd round
José Eduardo dos Santos (MPLA) 49.57 Not held due to UNITA boycott
Jonas Savimbi (UNITA) 40.07

 

Last legislative election (2008)    
Party Votes (%) Seats
Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola  (MPLA) 81.64 191
National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) 10.39

 

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Social Renewal Party (PRS) 3.17 8
National Front for the Liberation of Angola (FNLA) 1.11 3
New Democracy Electoral Union (coalition) (ND) 1.2 2

 

Angola on DiA

Leaders for a new Africa? A new ISPI Report

24 October 2019

Giovanni Carbone and Camillo Casola

Africa in 2017: The political road ahead

23 January 2017

Nic Cheeseman

Rafael Marques free

22 May 2015

SJ Cooper-Knock

Urgent: Support Rafael Marques

21 May 2015

SJ Cooper-Knock

Angolan elections: in review

30 May 2013

Paula Cristina Roque

Angola: At the polls and beyond

31 August 2012

Paula Cristina Roque

The Presidential Succession in Angola: When, Who and How?

3 February 2012

Rafael Marques de Morais

The Struggle for Democracy in Angola

17 January 2012

Justin Pearce

Pro-Democracy Protests in Angola

7 December 2011

Nic Cheeseman

Corruption and Democracy in Angola

17 October 2011

Rafael Marques de Morais