ARUSHA, Tanzania, – PRN Africa — H.E. Moody Awori, Former Kenyan Vice President, presented Amb. Dr. Richard Sezibera, EAC Secretary General, with the final observation report from the recently concluded Presidential and Parliamentary Elections held in Tanzania last year. The ceremony took place at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.
While receiving the Report, the Secretary General thanked the Former Vice President for his leadership and commitment to the EAC Elections Observers Mission, adding that, “the collaboration between the EAC and other stakeholders led to sustainable peace in the country.”
In October 2015, a 55-member team was deployed to Dar es Salaam to observe the country’s General Elections in both Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar. The Mission was drawn from different complementary disciplines that included members of the East African Legislative Assembly, as well as members of the National Assemblies Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi, National Electoral Commissions, National Human Rights Commissions, Civil society organizations, and youth representatives from the EAC Youth Ambassadors Forum. “I was very happy to observe the steadfastness, determination, patience and orderliness with which Tanzania conducted her General Elections, said H.E. Awori. “These and many other positives that have also been highlighted in the report, can be used as benchmarks for which other countries can borrow good practices from,” he said.
The report consists of recommendations to streamline and improve the electoral process for future elections in Tanzania. (*) Des experts : Rapporteur spécial sur la promotion et la protection du droit à la liberté d’opinion et d’expression, David Kaye ; Rapporteur spécial sur les droits à la liberté de réunion pacifique et d’association, Maina Kiai ; Rapporteur spécial sur la situation des défenseurs des droits de l’homme, Michel Forst ; Rapporteur spécial sur la promotion et la protection des droits de l’homme et des libertés fondamentales dans le cadre de la lutte antiterroriste, Ben Emmerson ; et Rapporteur spécial sur le droit à la vie privée, Joseph Cannataci.
SOURCE East African Community Secretariat (EAC)
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