The African Union (AU) said Tuesday it has deployed an Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) in Mauritius for the Nov. 7 parliamentary elections.
The 40-member mission will observe and report on the electoral process, in line with aspiration of Agenda 2063, aiming to ensure good governance, democracy, respect for human rights, justice and the rule of law on the African continent, the AU said in a statement.
Led by former Ugandan Vice President Speciosa Kazibwe Wandira, the AUEOM will stay in the Island nation until Nov. 12, and will issue a preliminary statement of its key findings and observations after the elections, according to the statement.
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 statement said. Enditem