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African Union Elections Observer Team impressed by South Africa elections

by Staff Reporter
13 May 2019 at 07:51hrs | Views
The African Union Observer Team which recently visited the Pan African Parliament (PAP) on the eve of South Africa's General Elections 2019 expressed satisfaction on the progress of the elections describing it as "best democracy pioneered by a young country".

South Africa is the second youngest country after attaining it's independence in 1994, while South Sudan became independent in 1994.

"The way South Africa conducted it's elections is outstanding," said the head of the African Union Observer team, former Tanzanian President, Hon Jakaya Kikwete, on the sidelines of the current underway Second Ordinary Session of the fifth Parliament in Midrand, South Africa.

"We need more African countries to emulate South Africa in conducting perfect elections. There is no violence, but competition and more competition. We are impressed with the situation on the ground."

Meanwhile, Kikwete expressed his happiness towards PAP.

"I am very impressed that the idea of the PAP is working for the continent," said Kikwete.

"We are impressed with the progress we are seeing here. We are very impressed and proud of our growing institution which brings together African legislators as the quest for a better Africa continues. We appeal to everyone to work hard so that the PAP lives on for generations to come."

Source - Byo24News