Angola

Population Statistics

19,625,353

Total Population

2,943,803

Population with a disability

according to World Health Organization’s 15% estimate

Election Dates

19 May 2014

Ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities


Electoral Law No. 7 (2004)

Updated: June 2015

Article 5, clause 1 states:

The exercise of the right to vote is a civic, personal and inalienable duty exercised in person.

 

Article 11, clause 1 states:

Angolan citizens, eighteen years of age or older, duly registered as voters, are able to vote provided they do not fall into one of the categories of incapacity as provided under this law.

 

Excerpts from the Electoral Law No. 7 (2004)

Constitution of the Republic of Angola (1975, last amended 2010)

Updated: June 2015

Article 23, clause 2 states:

No one may be discriminated against, privileged, deprived of any right or exempted from any duty on the basis of…disability…

 

Article 54, clause 1 states:

Every citizen who has attained the age of eighteen years shall have the right to vote and stand for election for any state or local authority body and to serve their terms of office or mandates, under the terms of the Constitution and the law.

 

Article 83, clause 1 states:

Disabled citizens shall fully enjoy the rights and be subject to the duties enshrined in the Constitution, without prejudice to any restrictions on the exercise or fulfillment of rights and duties they are unable, or not fully able, to enjoy or carry out.

  • (2) The state shall adopt a national policy for the prevention of disability, the treatment, rehabilitation and integration of disabled citizens, the provision of support for their families and the removal of obstacles to mobility.
  • (3) The state shall adopt policies aimed at raising the awareness of society with regard to the duties of inclusion, respect and solidarity towards disabled citizens.
  • (4) The state shall foster and support special education and technical and vocational training for disabled citizens.

 

Article 84, clause 1 states:

…those disabled during the course of military or paramilitary service…shall enjoy a special status and the protection of the state and society, under the terms of the Constitution and the law.

 

Article 143, clause 1 states:

Members shall be elected by universal, free, equal, direct, secret and periodic suffrage by national citizens aged over eighteen who are resident in national territory,  including  Angolan  citizens  resident  abroad  for  the  purposes  of  work, study, illness or similar reasons.

 

Excerpts from the Constitution of the Republic of Angola (1975, last amended 2010)