CNE pledges to promote electoral information
Angola, Luanda - The National Electoral Commission (CNE), in cooperation with the civil society, is committed to promoting the right to electoral information for all Angolan citizens, as part of an effort to reduce abstention and raise social and civic awareness for participation in public affairs. This was said Wednesday in Luanda by the National Electoral Commission (CNE) chairman, André Silva Neto. André Silva Neto was speaking at the opening of a meeting called to inform members of the civil society intended to stimulate dialogue and exchange on the role of CNE and other electoral agents, based on the electoral legislation in force in the country. According to the official, the duty to inform voters is a national task and will be carried out in all provinces, municipalities, districts, communes, schools and roads. He mentioned a broad dissemination of the general principles of the civic awareness campaign as a task the organisations of the civil society will promote through actions of mobilisation to educate, train and inform the citizens about the process, in its various stages. The meeting with members of the civil society was intended to create a deeper and clearer perception of the tasks to come, during and after the voting and establish with precision the space for intervention of the electoral agents, in line with the legally established principles.The topics focused on CNE and its organs, Electoral Observation Law, Electoral Conduct Code and Electoral Civic Education Campaign. The event was attended by representatives of the traditional power, local and foreign non-governmental organisations and churches.