Addis Ababa, Aug. 16, 2017 The African Union (AU) has deployed short-term election observers in Angola for the general elections scheduled to take place in the country on Aug. 23.
A statement issued by the pan-Africa bloc on Wednesday, said that Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the AU Commission, had given approval for the deployment of AU Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) to Angola.
It added that the mission would be led by Jose Maria Neves, former Prime Minister of Cape Verde.
The mission would comprise of 40 election observers drawn from members of the AU Permanent Representative Committee, Pan-African Parliament, Election Management Bodies, Civil Society Organisations and the academia.
According to the statement, the mission is expected to provide accurate and impartial reporting or assessment of the quality of the general elections in Angola.
provide recommendations for improvement of future elections in Angola.
Edited by: Abigael Joshua/Archibong Asuquo