Constitutional court rejects appeal filed by the Southern African country's main opposition party, UNITA, saying the evidence it presented "does not call the overall results into question".
Official results announced by the National Electoral Commission show the ruling party MPLA won 51.17 percent of the ballots against 43.95 percent for the main challenger UNITA
Angolans and world leaders gather for the state funeral of former President Jose Eduardo dos Santos as his MPLA party looks almost certain to win Wednesday's elections.
With 33 percent of ballots counted, preliminary results show that the ruling MPLA has grabbed 60.65 percent of the vote, with the main opposition UNITA at 33.85 percent.
Democratic Republic of Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi and his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame agree at a summit in Angola to de-escalate tensions over M23 rebel insurgency, DRC says.
The small province is responsible for 60 percent of oil production in the country but locals say they do not benefit from its revenues.
Joao Lourenco is expected to take office on September 21 replacing Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who steps down after 38 years at the helm.
After nearly forty years in power, Jose Eduardo dos Santos no longer rules Angola. Decades of the Dos Santos Kleptocracy means that the new president will have little power to capture the reins of the economy from the former president's family.
Angola's ruling MPLA party says it has won a majority in the election. The party's former defence minister is expected to be voted in as president.
As veteran leader Jose Eduardo dos Santos, steps down as prime minister, the ruling party's defence minister, Joao Lourenco is poised to take up his position. He will be inheriting an economy in recession with unemployment and inflation on the rise.
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