National Assembly (Angola)

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National Assembly
Assembleia Nacional
3rd National Assembly
Houses National Assembly
President of the National Assembly
Seats 220 deputies
Angola National Assembly Seats.svg
National Assembly political groups
National Assembly voting system
Closed list proportional representation
National Assembly last election
31 August 2012
Meeting place
Nova Assembleia Nacional Luanda 03.JPG
Coat of arms of Angola.svg
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The National Assembly (Portuguese: Assembleia Nacional) is the legislative branch of the government of Angola.

The National Assembly is a unicameral body, with 220 members: 130 members elected by proportional representation and 90 members elected by provincial districts. Theoretically, the Assembly sits for a four-year term. However, after the first election was held in 1992, the following election, scheduled for 1997, was delayed on numerous occasions until it was eventually held in September 2008. The most recent election was held in 2012, after a new constitution was adopted in 2010, increasing considerably the power of the President, and diminishing that of the National Assembly as well as that of the judiciary.

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