AU deploys observers to Equatorial Guinea elections

Monday, November 6, 2017

African Union Commission chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has approved the deployment of an AU Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) to the parliamentary elections in Equatorial Guinea.

The parliamentary elections are scheduled to take place on Sunday, 12 November. The AU said its Short-term Election Observation Mission will be led by the former Prime Minister of Rwanda, Professor Pierre Damien Habumuremyi, and comprises 30 election observers.

The election observers were drawn from Members of the Permanent Representative Committee of the African Union, Pan African Parliament, Election Management Bodies, Civil Society Organisations and academia.

The AU said the objectives of the mission are to provide an accurate and impartial reporting or assessment of the quality of the parliamentary elections in Equatorial Guinea, including the degree to which the conduct of the elections meets regional, continental and international standards for democratic elections. -


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