As part of efforts to promote democracy in Africa, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has approved the deployment of the African Union Short-Term Observation (STO) Mission to the parliamentary elections in the Republic of Cape Verde, according to reports.
The elections will take place on 20 march.
The African Union Electoral Observation Mission (AUEOM) will be led by Zainabou Sylvie Kayitesi, former Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR).
The Mission comprises Twenty (20) Short Term Observers (STOs) from the Pan African Parliament, the Permanent Representative Committee (PRC) 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 to consult with key stakeholders involved in the electoral process including government and electoral officials, political parties and candidates running for the parliamentary, civil society representatives and media to provide a critical assessment of the conduct of election.
This Mission, aimed at promoting democratic governance on the continent, contributes to the reinforcement of the democratization process in the country by providing an objective, independent and impartial assessment of the conduct of the elections in line international and regional best practices and standards..
A.U. Commission Deploys Observers for Elections in Cape Verde16/03/2016