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MOFA PRESS RELEASE

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THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA              Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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PRESS RELEASE

The process of the elections of the Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson and Commissioners of the AU Commission started this morning during the AU Summit in Kigali.  In the election of the Chairperson none of candidates including HE Dr. SpeciozaKazibweWandira, was able to garner the required  2/3 majority. The elections of the Chairperson was suspended until the next AU Summit in Addis Ababa in January2017.

The candidates who competed in this election are eligible to run, but the competition will also be opened to other candidates who might be interested and have necessary qualifications.

Hon. Sam Kutesa,
Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Issued Kigali,
18th July, 2016