Democracy in Angola

Democracy Ratings

Freedom House 2018


6 out of 7

(where lower scores are more democratic)

Freedom Status:

Not Free

EIU Democracy Index 2017


3.62 out of 10

(where higher scores are more democratic)

World Ranking:


Polity IV 2016



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


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


Next Legislative Election


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


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


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


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