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ECOWAS deploys 55 observers to the presidential election in Cabo Verde

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ECOWAS deploys 55 observers to the presidential election in Cabo Verde

General Djibo held several meetings with representatives of the candidates running for the elections to assess the political situation and atmosphere

PRAIA, Cape Verde, October 17, 2021 / APO Group / –

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) deployed fifty-five observers for the ECOWAS Election Observation Mission (ECOWAS-EOM) in the presidential election in Cabo Verde. The observers were deployed today, October 16, 2021 in Praia, ahead of the presidential election on October 17, 2021.

As part of the ECOWAS electoral support, HE Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, President of the ECOWAS Commission, approved the deployment of long-term and short-term election observers in Cabo Verde to support and monitor the entire electoral process.

While thanking the Observers, General Francis Awagbe Behanzin, Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security of the ECOWAS Commission, underlined that the electoral assistance of ECOWAS to its member states finds its justification in the 2001 ECOWAS Additional Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance and the decision of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government on the timely deployment of pre-election missions and observations to member states organizing elections.

General Francis added that ECOWAS is determined to accompany the government and people of Cape Verde through the presidential elections, which he said have been peaceful so far. He called on the observers to be good ambassadors for ECOWAS.

The head of the ECOWAS electoral observation mission in the presidential election, General Salou Djibo, former head of the interim government of the Republic of Niger, underlined in his welcome speech that ECOWAS regularly deploys missions of Election observation in member states to ensure that the elections are conducted in a peaceful atmosphere for the consolidation of peace and security in the region.

The Head of the EOM-ECOWAS called on the observers to be neutral, fair and impartial in the exercise of their mission.

After the briefing, General Djibo held several meetings with representatives of the running candidates to assess the political situation and atmosphere.

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