Definition of MPLA in English:

MPLA

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  • The Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola, a Marxist organization founded in the 1950s that emerged as the ruling party in Angola after independence from Portugal in 1975. Once in power the MPLA fought UNITA and other rival groups for many years.

Origin

abbreviation of Portuguese Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola.

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