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Partido de Renovação Social (PRS) or Social Renewal Party became the
third largest party in Angola following the the 2008 parliamentary elections
with 8 seats out of 220. The Chr. Michelsen Institute in Norway, reports that:
The PRS, Partido de Renovação Social (Social Renewal Party) is the biggest and oldest of the smaller parties. It had 6 deputies in the outgoing parliament and held the Vice Presidency. It was established in 1990 and the party leader is Eduardo Kuangana. The PRS is a moderate opposition party and a party of the current coalition government with two portfolios. The PRS deputies have voted with, and otherwise co-operated with the ruling MPLA on many issues, and supported the candidacy of Mr Eduardo dos Santos for president in 1992. The PRS was formed as a platform for people of the northeast of the country, in the Lunda provinces. The PRS is still a regional and regionalist party, although it has now more national outlook and presence. Decentralisation, in particular local elections and a federal system of government, are important to the PRS. It is a relatively well-funded party, but the party structure is client based and old-fashioned.
On the National Electoral Committee website the party flag matches the image and description shown above.
António MARTINS-Tuválkin, 12 Oct 2008