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Angola General Elections

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    Bruno Fonseca

The general elections in Angola were held on 23 August. More than 76 percent of the 9 million voters registered in Angola participated, according to the National Elections Commission. The party in power since the country's independence, the MPLA, won parliamentary elections but lost ground to the opposition. The MPLA obtained 61.1 percent, compared with 26.7 percent of the largest opposition party, UNITA, and the great disappointment, CASA-CE, with 9.5. João Lourenço, former Minister of Defense, replaces José Eduardo dos Santos as president of Angola.

Bruno Fonseca is a Portuguese Photojournalist born in 1972. He took his course in the Portuguese Institute of Photography (IPF) between 2005 and 2007, following his great passion and started to work as a freelancer. Living in Angola since 1995, as he returns after the diploma, he starts to collaborate with the Portuguese News Agency in Angola (LUSA), until 2011. Passionate traveller, his pictures capture the new, the surprise and respond to the senses: Look for the first time, Feel for the first time, love for the first time...