Measures taken by the African Union to Address the Problem of
Disputed Elections on the Continent
FOR ORAL REPLY
QUESTION NO: 59
INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 17 OF 31 MAY 2005
Adv Z L Madasa (ACDP) to ask
the Minister of Foreign Affairs
In view of the constant eruption of violence
on the continent due to disputed elections, what measures are being taken by the
African Union to address the problem of disputed elections?
African Union will commence a process to draft its own guidelines regarding election
monitoring in July 2005.
In the meanwhile it is theoretically possible to
raise such matters with the African Union Peace and Security Council which in
Article 8 (7) regarding procedures stipulates that:
agenda of the Peace and Security Council shall be determined by the Chairperson
of the Peace and Security Council on the basis of proposals submitted by the Chairperson
of the Commission and Member States. The inclusion of any item in the provisional
agenda may not be opposed by a Member State."