Measures taken by the African Union to Address the Problem of Disputed Elections on the Continent

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

FOR ORAL REPLY

QUESTION NO: 59

PUBLISHED IN 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?
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REPLY:

The 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:

"The provisional 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."

 



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