Observers hail Botswana elections

Election observers led by the former President of Malawi Joyce Banda at Gaborone Bonnington North PIC: KEBOFHE MATHE
Election observers led by the former President of Malawi Joyce Banda at Gaborone Bonnington North PIC: KEBOFHE MATHE

The head of African Union Election Observer Mission (AUEOM) to the just ended Botswana general elections and former President of Malawi, Joyce Banda has hailed the just ended 2014 general elections but says that they noted a relatively low presence of citizen observer groups at polling stations.

Briefing the media yesterday on their preliminary report she said that this is a noteworthy observation by the mission because participation by citizen observers is crucial.

“The mission notes the low presence of citizen observer groups at polling stations, this is a noteworthy observation since the participation of citizen observers is crucial to the reinforcement of the credibility and legitimacy of the electoral process,” she said.

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