National Liberation Front of Angola

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National Liberation Front of Angola

Frente Nacional de Libertação de Angola
AbbreviationFNLA
PresidentNgola Kabangu
Founded1954
HeadquartersLuanda, Angola
IdeologyCivic nationalism[1]
Christian democracy[1]
Conservatism[2]
Political positionCentre-right
Party flag
Bandeira da FNLA.svg

The National Front for the Liberation of Angola , also known as National Liberation Front of Angola is a political party and former guerrilla organisation founded by Holden Roberto. FNLA fought in the Angolan War of Independence from Estado Novo and also fought alongside UNITA in the Angolan Civil War.

Foundation[change | change source]

FNLA was founded in 1954 as the União dos Povos do Norte de Angola guerrilla movement, it was known after 1959 as the União dos Povos de Angola guerrilla movement, and from 1961 as the FNLA guerilla movement.

Elections[change | change source]

In 1992, the FNLA was reorganized as a political party. The FNLA received 2.4% of the votes and had five Members of Parliament elected. In the 2008 parliamentary election, the FNLA received 1.11% of the vote and won three out of 220 seats.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Projet de Societé Archived 2010-08-05 at the Wayback Machine, official FNLA website (French and Portuguese)
  2. Consulado Geral de Angola Archived 2013-11-03 at the Wayback Machine
  3. National Electoral Commission website (in Portuguese).