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P.D.P.-A.N.A.

P.D.P.-A.N.A. - Partido Democrático para o Progresso / Aliança Nacional de Angola, or Democratic Party for Progress / National Alliance of Angola. This party might or might not have a flag. I say this because the site of the angolan parliament has an image defined in the page code, but the image isn't there. So we remain ignorant about it...
Jorge Candeias, 30 Nov 2001

The PDP-ANA is a right-of-center humanist grouping led by a prominent university professor, Nfulumpinga Lando Victor, who was previously affiliated with the FNLA. In mid-1992 Victor was named as a presidential candidate, however there were no reports of his having received any votes in the September balloting, at which the party secured one assembly seat.
Jarig Bakker, 30 Nov 2001


Partido Renovador Democrático (PRD)

P.R.D. - Partido Renovador Democrático, or Party of Democratic Renewal. This party has a blue flag with the party symbol centered. The source isn't clear enough to understand what's represented in that symbol, but it looks like a seal, with the internal background in red and what might be, speculating like hell, a pair of grasping hands. It was impossible to produce a GIF with any degree of accuracy...
Jorge Candeias, 30 Nov 2001

The PRD was formed by survivors and sympathizers of the dissident MPLA-PT Nito Alves faction whose abortive 1977 coup led to a violent purge of the parent party leadership. In 1991 the PRD was reported to be regarded by Luanda's diplomatic community as the best organized of the "emergent" parties. In September 1991 the PRD was the first party sanctioned by the Supreme Court to begin gathering the signatures necessary to secure legal status. In July 1992 PRD leader Luís da Silva dos Passos predicted that the PRD would win 20 percent of the vote at the forthcoming elections and then align with UNITA. However, Dos Passos' presidential vote share was less than 2 percent, with the party capturing only one Assembly seat.
Jarig Bakker, 30 Nov 2001


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