ADDIS ABABA, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- Namibia general elections were conducted in compliance with the national laws of the country and in accordance with international standards, the African Union (AU) Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) disclosed on Sunday.
"The AUEOM congratulates the government and people of Namibia for the conduct of a peaceful General Election," the AUEOM said in a preliminary statement issued on Sunday.
"Based on its observations and the findings, the AUEOM concludes that the November 27 General Elections were conducted in compliance with the national laws of the country and in accordance with international standards. The elections afforded Namibians the opportunity to freely express their will," the statement read.
The AUEOM also commended the Namibian government for ratifying the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance as recommended by the 55-member pan African bloc following the 2014 general elections.
The observers mission had visited a total of 107 polling stations where they observed opening, voting, closing and counting procedures, of which 75 percent of stations visited were in urban areas while the remaining were in rural areas.
"The AUEOM observed that the polling environment was peaceful and calm throughout the day. Security agents were present throughout the day and their conduct was described as professional and discreet," the statement read.
It also noted that "results were released according to procedures. Party agents were provided with the results form to sign and copies of the results were posted at the polling station."