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Expert Electoral Observation Mission Deployed by AUC to Observe Re-Run of Polls in Anjouan

Today sees the re-run of the presidential and gubernatorial elections in 13 polling stations across the autonomous Island of Anjouan. The African Union Commission has announced the arrival of its Electoral Experts Mission, which by invitation of the Government of the Union of Comoros, has been deployed to observe and report upon the conduct of the re-run elections.

The mission is led by Honourable Barrister Barthelemy KERE, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission of Burkina Faso. The remainder of the team is comprised of 20 electoral experts from 15 African countries. Their mandate is to provide an objective, independent and impartial observation of the polling process. It has been reported that the mission will remain in Anjouan until 19th May 2016.

The preliminary findings of the mission are to be revealed at a press conference, scheduled to take place on 13th May 2016 (11:00 am). The conference will be held at the Johanna Livingstone Hotel, Anjouan. The mission will release its final report, containing a detailed analysis of the conduct of the electoral process in the Union of The Comoros at a later stage.

To read the Arrival Statement on the African Union website, click below:

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Text source: – 10th May 2016

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