Thursday, May 30, 2013

African Union and African Caribbean and Pacific Group Delegations Share Assessments on Equatorial Guinea Elections

Electoral delegations from the African Union (AU) and the Africa Caribbean and Pacific Group (ACP) shared their assessments after overseeing the senatorial, legislative and municipal elections in Equatorial Guinea.

The AU electoral delegation recently held a press conference, where they concluded the elections were held in a peaceful atmosphere and that Equatoguineans had the opportunity to express their opinions by voting on May 26.

Mame Madior Boye, former Prime Minister of Senegal and Head of the AU electoral delegation said, “The African Union Mission congratulates the people of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea for their role in the establishment of democratic institutions.” She called on political parties to accept the election results, and use the law in cases of dispute, and work together to build democracy in Equatorial Guinea.

The elections show a step forward in the development process of the country’s democracy,” said Alejandro Gonzales Pons, Ambassador of the Dominican Republic and head of the commission of the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group (ACP).

The government of Equatorial Guinea invited these delegations as part of their efforts to improve the electoral process.