African Union deploys electoral observation mission in Republic of Mauritius

The African Union Commission, in line with the African Union (AU) mandate to promote democracy and democratic elections in Africa, has decided to deploy 40 short-term observers in the Republic of Mauritius, from 31st October to 12th November, to look at the parliamentary elections taking place on 7th November 2019.

The AU Electoral Observation Mission will be led by Speciosa Kazibwe Wandira, former Vice-President of the Republic of Uganda, President of the AU Panel of the Wise and Co-president of FemWise, accompanied by Ambassadors from the AU Committee of Permanent Representatives, members of the Pan-African Parliament, electoral administrators, civil society, the media and electoral experts.

The deployment in Mauritius shows the commitment of the AU to support peaceful, democratic, credible electoral processes in its member States by providing an objective evaluation of the process, in line with the aspirations of Agenda 2063, the aim of which is to guarantee good governance, democracy, respect for human rights, justice and the rule of law on the continent.

The holding of peaceful, democratic, credible elections is widely recognised as critical for the achievement of Agenda 2063, and the vision of the AU, of an integrated, peaceful, prosperous African continent.

Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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