The Chairperson of the African Union Commission has approved the deployment of an African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania’s Presidential election scheduled for 21 June 2014. The AUEOM will be led by the former Prime Minister of the Tunisian Republic, H.E. Beji Caïd Essebsi. The mission comprises forty (40) trained African Union observers drawn from various African institutions including members of Pan-African Parliament, human right organizations and civil society organizations in Africa.
This Mission will be deployed
from 13 to 28 June 2014. The mandate of the AUEOM involves the observation of the electoral
process in Mauritania and will operate in accordance with relevant AU
instruments for election observation, such as: the African Charter on
Democracy, Elections and Governance; the AU/OAU Declaration on the
Principles Governing Democratic Elections in Africa; and the AU
Guidelines for Elections Observation and Monitoring Missions. The Mission will present its preliminary findings shortly after
Election Day, when a preliminary statement will be released. This will
be followed by a detailed and comprehensive final report two (2) months
after the election.
Source: Star Africa