Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos to Step Down After 37years in Power

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos will step down in 2017.

National Radio of Angola said that Defence Minister Joao Lourenco would take over as MPLA leader, in news confirmed to AFP by Joao Pinto, a senior member of the ruling party.

"The president will not be a candidate and he already has a successor," Pinto told AFP.

Jose Eduardo dos Santos has been President for 37 years.

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