April 26, 2017 / 1:09 PM / 2 years ago

Angola president sets Aug 23 for general elections

Angola's president and leader of the ruling MPLA party Jose Eduardo dos Santos addresses supporters during the party's last rally for the parliamentary elections in Camama, outside the capital Luanda, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

LUANDA (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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