Angola's parliament on Friday unanimously adopted a new electoral law addressing opposition concerns over fraud ahead of an election scheduled for 2012.
“The unanimous adoption of this important law will bolster trust at home and abroad that the 2012 vote will be adequately conducted,” Speaker Antonio Paulo Kassoma told AFP after the vote.
“It protects us against the spectre of fraud, which is already rife in Angola's political class,” he said.
President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos's People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) controls 90 percent of parliament.
The three main opposition parties had threatened to boycott the election over the level of control exercised on the polling process by the ruling administration.