ADDIS ABABA, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- The African Union (AU) on Friday announced that it has already deployed its second round observation mission for Gabon's legislative elections scheduled to take place on Oct.27.
The AU election observation mission (AUEOM) deployed in Gabon comprises 30 members, who will stay from Oct. 23 to Nov. 2 in the country, according to an AU statement on Friday.
The Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has approved the redeployment of a short-term election observation mission (STO) to Gabon to observe the country's second round of legislative elections.
The 55-member pan-African bloc had previously deployed an election observation mission in the first round of these elections, recalled the statement.
The redeployment reiterates AU's mandate and commitment to promoting democratic values and governance on the continent, in accordance with the legal framework in force in Gabon as well as regional, continental and international provisions on democratic elections.
The overall objective of the mission's deployment is to contribute to the consolidation of democratic gains, peace and stability in Gabon in particular and in Africa in general, said the statement.