BREAKING: AU Assembly directs that PAP elections should hold in May - AFRICAN PARLIAMENTARY NEWS



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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

BREAKING: AU Assembly directs that PAP elections should hold in May

The controversy surrounding the holding of elections into the Bureau of the Pan African Parliament (PAP) has finally been settled by the Bureau of the Heads of States and Government of the African Union (AU).

The Bureau of the Assembly which took the decision in a meeting today, further directed that the elections should be conducted in Midrand, South Africa which is the seat of the Parliament, observing the principle of rotation in the election of the President of the Parliament.

It would be recalled that the African Union Commission (AUC) had in its last report to the Permanent Representatives Committee, indicated that the election will take place in May.

This decision of the Assembly which is the supreme organ of the AU has conclusively settled the crisis that led to the suspension of parliamentary activities at the continental parliament.

The implication is that the Assembly decision today has affirmed previous decisions of the 39th Ordinary of the Executive Council on the issue of rotation and venue for the session.  

We therefore call on all parliamentarians to see this as a victory for all and the rule of law. The fighting is over and we urge all the MPs to once more, work as a team in the interest of the continent.


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