EX-ANGOLA PRESIDENT DOS SANTOS QUITS LAST POLITICAL POST
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LUANDA, Angola,Former Angolan president, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, is set to officially quit active politics, on Saturday (today: Sept 8), when the ruling party picks a new leader.
Dos Santos rose to power in 1979, and continued in power till 2017, when he officially stepped down as candidate, in favour of then Defence Minister, Joao Lourenco.
Despite stepping down as presidential candidate, of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), he still held the post of party chairperson, according to some experts, a position that puts him in firm control of the government.
With Dos Santos standing down during the MPLA extraordinary congress, 76-year-old Lourenco, will be in total control of party and government.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK