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African Union Election Observation Mission deployed to Mauritius

Date: November 06, 2019
Domain:International Relations

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.



Government Information Service, Prime Minister’s Office, Level 6, New Government Centre, Port Louis, Mauritius. Email:  Website: Mobile App: Search Gov​

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