April 26, 2017 / 1:07 PM / 7 months ago

Angola president sets Aug 23 for general elections

LUANDA, April 26 (Reuters) - Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has signed a decree setting August 23 as the date for general elections, state radio reported on Wednesday.

Dos Santos will be stepping down after 38 years at the helm of what has become Africa’s No. 2 crude producer and third largest economy but will remain president of the ruling MPLA party after the poll.

Reporting by Herculano Coroado; Writing by Ed Stoddard; Editing by James Macharia

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