The most recent elections, held in 1992, reelected Dos Santos with 49% of the votes.
Dos Santos's opponent, Jonas Savimbi of the National Union for Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) party, claimed that the elections were fraudulent.
The agreement ended the war for independence but marked the escalation of the civil war.
Two dissenting groups, the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda and the Eastern Revolt, never signed the accords, as they were excluded from negotiations.
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Back: Coat of arms; bird flying over Ruacana waterfalls. The lower denominations are expected to be revised and issued later in 2013.
Negotiations for independence resulted in the Treaty of Alvor being signed on 15 January 1975, naming the date of official independence as 11 November 1975.
The office of the President is supposed to be limited to two five-year terms, but only Dos Santos has held the post.
In January 2010 the National Assembly approved a new constitution, according to which the leader of the party with the most seats in the Assembly would become president, rather than a public vote taking place.
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