Angola: Preparing for Elections
This is an Africa Programme Workshop.
Angola will hold its first parliamentary elections since 1992 on 5 September 2008. The elections are important since they represent a milestone in Angola's post-conflict transition. Given the significance of these elections Chatham House's British-Angola Forum in collaboration with Observatoire de l'Afrique will host a policy relevant workshop to debate and analyze the key issues for Angola ahead of its election.
The workshop builds upon a major conference held at Chatham House on "The Challenges for Free and Fair Elections in Angola" on 4-5 July 2005.
The workshop will draw attention to the importance of Angola's elections, mapping the pre-election context and examining the prospects for democratic legislative elections. A special Angola edition of the leading French journal Politique africaine will also be launched at this meeting.