The head of the African Union (AU) election observation office.

Harris Marley

Global Courant

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His Excellency Joaquim Alberto Chissano, former President of the Republic of Mozambique, arrived in Bissau on 1 June 2023 to lead the 40-member African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) ahead of the 4 June 2023 parliamentary elections in the Republic of Guinea-Bissau .

Upon his arrival, the head of AUEOM began consultations with key stakeholders in the election process, including government officials and the National Election Commission. He was also involved with the warring political parties, civil society organizations, international election observation missions and the African Group of Ambassadors in Guinea-Bissau, among others, before observing the June 4, 2023 elections.

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It should be noted that the Head of AUEOM is effectively supported in this mission by the Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security, Ambassador Bankole Adeoye.

During two days of training sessions before deploying to all regions of the country, former President Chissano reiterated to observers that they must remain faithful to the African Union’s mandate by remaining neutral, objective and impartial under all circumstances for a successful election observation mission .

The head of AUEOM will make a preliminary statement on the findings of the election process via a press conference on June 6, 2023.

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The head of the African Union (AU) election observation office.

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