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Release of AUEOM Preliminary Findings of the 2017 Presidential and House of Representatives Elections in the Republic of Liberia

October 11, 2017

Media Advisory
RELEASE OF AUEOM PRELIMINARY FINDINGS OF THE 2017 PRESIDENTIAL AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ELECTIONS IN THE REPUBLIC OF LIBERIA

INVITATION TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA

What: Release of Statement of Preliminary Findings and Conclusions of the African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) to the 2017 Presidential and House of Representatives Elections in the Republic of Liberia.

When: 11th October 2017

Where: BOULEVARD HOTEL Conference Room, Monrovia, Liberia.

Time: Starting from 13:00 hrs.

Who: The African Union Election Observation Mission to Liberia in collaboration with ECOWAS Election Observation Mission to Liberia.

About AUEOM:
African Union Election observation serves the following purposes:
* safeguarding the integrity of the electoral process;
* promoting the openness and transparency of the process;
* enhancing public confidence;
* diffusing potential tensions;
* deterring improper practices and attempts at fraud;
* increasing political credibility;
* contributing to the acceptance of election results; and
* disseminating and strengthening international standards and electoral best practices

What the AUEOM observes:

§ The legal framework for elections and its implementation;

§ The work of the electoral commission;

§ The campaign activities;

§ The role of state institutions;

§ The role of women, youth and civil society in the electoral process;

§ The conduct of the media – both public and private;

§ Voting, counting, tabulation and announcement of result;

§ Election disputes resolution mechanisms including complaints and appeals process related to the elections;

§ The general environment in which the elections are being conducted.

Media representatives in Liberia are invited to take part and cover the Press Conference.

For any further information please contact the Mission Coordinator:

Mr Idrissa Kamara| Mission Coordinator| E-mail: kamarai@africa-union.org|

For Media interviews requests please contact:

Mr. Gamal Ahmed Karrar, Communication Officer, Directorate of Information and Communication| African Union Commission| E-mail: gamalk@africa-union.org

For further information contact

Directorate of Information and Communication | African Union Commission I E-mail: DIC@africa-union.org I Web Site: www.au.int I Addis Ababa | Ethiopia

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