ECOWAS Mission Observes the Presidential Election in Guinea Bissau

ECOWAS Mission Observes the Presidential Election in Guinea Bissau

BISSAU, Guinea Bissau, November 25, 2019,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The Election Observation Mission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS – EOM) led by H.E Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Mali observed the Presidential Election in Guinea Bissau, today November 24, 2019. ECOWAS deployed 75 Election Observers to seven (7) Regions and Bissau to monitor the electoral process.

Speaking after observing the election process at the Praza area in Bissau, H.E Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga, Head of the ECOWAS-EOM, stressed the importance of the election as a “step in the right direction for a country that desires socio-political stability and development. ECOWAS is monitoring closely to ensure that the process can take place in a peaceful atmosphere.”

The Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government is determined to accompany Guinea Bissau through the Presidential Elections in line with the ECOWAS Supplementary Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance of 2001.

The ECOWAS Commission has supported the Presidential election with 1.5 million US Dollars and the pre-electoral long and short-term observers with technical team provided credible, real-time analyses and substantial recommendation, which helped to create an atmosphere of public trust, and encouraged citizen participation in the election.

Distributed by African Media Agency (AMA) on behalf of the Ecowas Commission.

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