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>> Expected to usher in their first new leader in 38 years. Angolans vote in a parliamentary election on Wednesday. The ruling MPLA party's Defense Minister Goncalves Lourenco is expected to emerge as President. He's pledged to boost growth and fight corruption in a country weighed down by recession, gaping inequality and higher unemployment.
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Angola is Africa's second biggest oil producer, but poor people here have benefitted little from that. The NPLA came into power in 2002 after a 27-year civil war. Recent allegations of cronyism though have marred its popularity, and whilst it might stay in power, a reduced majority is expected. Questions have been raised over how much power Laurenco will actually have though if he wins.
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Veteran leader Jose Eduardo Dos Santos will continue as the party head, and could have a sweeping say over decision making. His daughter heads national oil producer and his son is in charge of the $5 billion state investment fund. Lourenco though says he won't be a puppet President and will focus on weeding out corrupt politicians and lead what he's calling an economic miracle.
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An unofficial result is expected on Friday, but a formal one could take weeks as ballot boxes make their way along potholed roads.