The African Union (AU) on Tuesday announced that it is deploying an election observation mission (AUEOM) in Rwanda on Thursday, July 27th to observe the presidential election scheduled for the 4th of August, 2017.
Upon an invitation from the Government and the Electoral Commission of Rwanda, Moussa FakiMahamat, Chairperson of the AU Commission, has approved the deployment of a short-term AU election observation mission to observe the upcoming election.
Headed by CassamUteem, former President of Mauritius, the mission comprises of 40 observers drawn from various African countries and AU institutions, and it will remain in the country until the announcement of final results.
Shortly after the election day, the mission will issue a preliminary statement of its findings at a press conference in Kigali, according to an AU statement.
A final report, including recommendations for improvement of future electoral processes in Rwanda, will be presented at a later stage, after the completion of the entire electoral process, said the statement from the pan-African bloc. Enditem