ECOWAS: ECOWAS Commission to deploy 100 observers for Togo polls

Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The ECOWAS Commission is to deploy 100 election observers, headed by former Liberian Interim President Amos Sawyer, to monitor Togo’s 25th April 2015 Presidential elections, the ECOWAS Commission said.

It said 12 Long-term observers, who are part of the larger Election Observation Mission, and made up of experts in various disciplines, including conflict prevention, election operation and analysis, as well as security, gender and media specialists, are already in Togo.

The Long-term observers have met with Togo’s Independent National Electoral Commission, CENI, and officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and will be deployed to the country’s five regions, namely Maritime, Plateaux, Central, Kara and Savannes, for consultations with relevant stakeholders at the regional level.

The team will observe the pre-election processes including electioneering campaigns and prepare the ground for the arrival of the larger observation mission on 20 April.

The entire regional observation Mission will be supported by an ECOWAS technical team from the Departments of Political Affair and Early Warning.

It will have a dedicated web portal and a Situation Room to serve as its Secretariat for briefings on the situation and the collection of data on the electoral process.
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16 أبريل 2015 12:05:44

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