NOMINATIONS FOR AU COMMISSION CHAIRPERSON RE-OPENED

The nomination process for the next Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson and eight Commissioners of the African Union (AU) Commission has been re-opened.

“The AU Commission has officially informed all Member States, providing detailed time-frames and deadlines for the submission of candidatures for the 10 positions that are open,” the AU said in a statement.

The elections are scheduled to be held during the 28th ordinary summit of AU Heads of State and Government scheduled to be held on Jan 30 and 31, 2017, at AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The election of the members of the AU Commission held in Kigali, Rwanda, in July was suspended since none of the three contenders for the position of Chairperson of the AU Commission obtained the required two-thirds majority, after seven rounds of voting.

The re-opening the process allows for both the former candidates, as well as new candidates, to run for any of the ten positions.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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