By RFPosted on 16-11-2019Modified on 16-11-2019 at 15:01

In Angola, Unita, the main opposition party, has a new leader. Adalberto Costa Junior, former head of government has replaced Isaias Samakuva who resigned after sixteen years at the head of this movement, former rebel group founded by Jonas Savimbi.

Adalberto Costa Junior, 57, has the difficult task of straightening the party for the next general election of 2022. Unita, in fact, has experienced only electoral defeats, for sixteen years, that is to say say since the end of the civil war and since the armed movement became opposition party.

His former leader, Isaias Samakuva , failed to shake up the reign of MPLA, the ruling party, although Unita still won more than 26 percent of the vote in the last general election. two years.

The challenge of Adalberto Costa Junior, elected Friday, at the head of the party, will be the one to grow this movement is the main opposition party.

The difficulty for the new leader is that Unita has campaigned extensively in the past about the regime's corruption under the presidency of Edouardo Dos Santos and that today the ruling MPLA has himself a new leader, Joao Lourenco, who is specifically attacking corruption and the Dos Santos clan. Also, Unita will have to find a new battle horse to campaign

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