GIS – 6 November 2019: An African Union Election Observation Mission
(AUEOM), led by Dr Speciosa Kazibwe Wandira, former Vice President of the
Republic of Uganda, Chairperson of the AU Panel of the Wise, and Co-chairperson
of FemWise, is currently in Mauritius in the context of the forthcoming general elections to be held on 7 November 2019.
The AUEOM has been dispatched by the Chairperson of
the African Union Commission (AUC), Mr Moussa Faki Mahamat, to observe and
report on the electoral process. It
comprises Ambassadors drawn from the Permanent Representatives’ Committee (PRC)
of the AU, members of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP), election
administrators, civil society, media and electoral experts.
The deployment of an AUEOM to Mauritius
demonstrates the AU’s commitment to supporting peaceful, democratic and
credible electoral processes in its Member States by providing an objective
assessment of the process.
The Mission’s activities will be guided by relevant
AU instruments such as: the 2007 African Union Charter on Democracy, Elections
and Governance, the 2002 OAU/AU Declaration on Principles Governing Democratic
Elections in Africa and the 2002 African Union Guidelines for Election
Observation and Monitoring Missions, as well as Mauritius’s legal framework and
international commitment for democratic elections.
The AUEOM will issue a preliminary statement of its
key findings and observations after the elections.
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