Luanda - Angola's electoral commission says 40% of voters abstained — a shocking rate for Africa that some blamed on cynicism over the ruling party's expected victory after 33 years in power and others on faulty electoral rolls that included people who died a long time ago.
Eighty-seven percent of voters participated in 2008 elections.
The commission's web site on Tuesday showed President Eduardo dos Santos' MPLA leading with 72% of votes, down 10% from 2008.
It lost votes to the biggest opposition party, Unita, which nearly doubled its take to 18.5%.
In third place with 6% is a new coalition uniting former enemies in the MPLA and Unita.
The figures come with 97% of votes counted from Friday's elections.