The Diplomatic Society

 
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Nomination process re-opens for next AU Commission election

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – 9 August 2016

The nomination process for the next Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson and eight (8) Commissioners of the African Union (AU) Commission has been re-opened. The AU Commission has officially informed all Member States, providing detailed timeframes and deadlines for the submission of candidatures for the ten (10) positions that are open.

According to the rules of procedure of the Assembly and Executive Council, the Statutes of the Commission as well as Modalities for the Election of Members of the Commission, the candidatures for the posts of the Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson and the Commissioners are required to be circulated to Member States at least three (3) months before the election.

The elections are scheduled to be held during the 28th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government, scheduled for 30-31 January, 2017, at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

It should be recalled that the election of the Members of the AU Commission held in Kigali, Rwanda in July 2016, were suspended since none of the three (3) contenders for the position of the Chairperson of the Commission obtained the required two-thirds majority, after seven rounds of voting.

Re-opening the process allows for both the former candidates, as well as new candidates to run for any of the ten (10) positions.

In accordance with the Note Verbale sent to Member States, the schedule for the process is as follows:
1.    Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson: Candidatures should be submitted to the Commission (Office of the Legal Counsel, in sealed envelopes) on or before 30 September 2016.

2.    Commissioners:

(i)        Member States should submit candidatures to their respective regions on or before  19 August 2016;

(ii)       The regional consultations should be finalized and the regions should submit their candidatures to the OFFICE OF THE LEGAL COUNSEL OF THE AU COMMISSION (in sealed envelopes) on or before 16 September 2016;

(iii)      The Ministerial Panel assisted by the Team of Consultants should meet and finalise its work on or before 7 October 2016;

(iv)     The Commission shall circulate the list of the candidatures received from the Panel to all Member States on or before 14 October 2016 in readiness for elections of Commissioners to be undertaken by the Executive Council in January 2017.

African Union Commission

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
_________________________________________________

September 2017 Edition

 
 
_________________________________________________

Translater


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Progress made in Libya talks 12 September 2017 President Jacob Zuma has commended the progress made towards the resolution of conflict in Libya. The President was on a working visit to Brazzaville... <|> Egypt Candidate for UNESCO 12 September 2017 Egypt Special Envoy has started an African tour to convey the Egyptian government's thanks for the African countries support to Minister Moshera Khattab... <|> Iran-South Africa cooperation promote global peace 12 September 2017 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says cooperation between Iran and South Africa can play a prominent role in promoting peace... <|> Easing travel regulations between South Africa and Kenya 3 May 2016 South Africa and Kenya have announced measures that will make travelling between the two countries easier. South African Home... <|> South Africa and Vietnam accelerate trade 12 September 2017 South Africa and Vietnam have agreed to fast track trade relations. This emerged during SA Minister of International Relations and... <|> BRICS: Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future 12 September 2017 The 9th BRICS Summit was successfully held in Xiamen, China from 3 to 5 September 2017. Chinese President Xi Jinping chaired the... <|> Seeking trade opportunities in Russia 11 September 2017 Local companies have been urged to look for trade opportunities in the Russian market. Minister Plenipotentiary at the South Africa Embassy... <|> Seeking study opportunities 14 September 2017 A delegation from China recently visited the Pearson Institute for Higher Education in Ashlea Gardens Pretoria, to talk about study opportunities for... <|> Celebration of the National Day of Brazil 14 September 2017 The Embassy of Brazil in Pretoria held a reception in celebration of Brazil’s National Day on September 7th. The event was attended by... <|> 17th Annual Regional Seminar on International Humanitarian Law 14 September 2017 The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) and the International Committee of the Red Cross... <|>
© copyright 2011-2017| The Diplomatic Society| All Rights Reserved.