Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Comoros: Ex-Tunisian president heads AU observer mission for elections

The former Tunisian President Dr. Mohammed Moncef Marzouki has been selected by the AU to lead an African Union Electoral Observation Mission (AUEOM) to the presidential elections in Comoros.

The AU Observer Mission are expected in the country on February, 17 and will remain there until February 27.
Elections in the Union of Comoros is scheduled for 21 February 2016. 25 candidates are vying for the presidency.

The AU team is made up of 40 personnel from the Pan African Parliament, the Permanent Representative Committee of the African Union, election management bodies, civil society organizations, think tanks, media and academic institutions.

They will be “deployed throughout the electoral constituencies of the country to monitor the electoral process and provide a critical assessment of the conduct of election”, the AU said in a statement on its website.

Source: Africannews.com

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