Angola’s main opposition party UNITA has conceded defeat in the recent parliamentary elections, after initially demanding a fresh ballot over allegations of poll irregularities. The former guerrilla movement said “it was not possible” to say the elections had been free and fair, as voting had been extended for an unscheduled second day after 320 centers across the country failed to open on time on Sept. 5, and in locations where there had been problems with the supply of ballot papers. UNITA also alleged that people had been allowed to vote without proper identification. (IRIN)

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