The delegation which is led by Michel Kafando, former President of Faso, includes Dileita Mohamed Dileita, former Prime Minister of Djibouti, Boukar May Manga, former Minister of Niger and Cheikh Tidiane Gadio, former Foreign Minister of Senegal. The delegation is also composed of parliamentarians and senior experts in electoral matters.
The Central African Republic will hold elections on 14 February 2016, Niger and Comoros will vote on February 21th and Benin will vote on the 6th March.
A statement said that at the invitation of the Central African authorities, Niger, Comoros and Benin, the Secretary General of the Francophonie, Michaëlle Jean is sending missions of information and contacts in the elections to be held in these countries, respectively 14 February (Central African Republic), February 21 (Niger and Comoros) and 6 March (Benin).
The statement said the mission forms part of the moves by the International Organization of la Francophonie in the process of strengthening democracy and the rule of law in the Francophone world.