ECOWAS Deploys Observers for Togo’s Legislative and Regional Elections

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has dispatched a team of 40 observers to monitor the legislative and regional elections in Togo, scheduled for Monday. Led by former Gambian Vice-President Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang, the mission comprises ambassadors, representatives from ECOWAS institutions, civil society members, media professionals, and election specialists from the West African region.

This deployment reflects ECOWAS’s commitment to supporting member states in conducting their elections, in accordance with Article 12 of the ECOWAS Supplementary Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance. The decision to send observers follows the recommendations of a pre-election fact-finding mission conducted in Togo from April 15 to 20, 2024, to assess the electoral preparations.

Dr. Omar Touray, the President of the ECOWAS Commission, has authorized the Election Observation Mission to ensure transparency and credibility in the electoral process. The observers will engage with key stakeholders and closely monitor voting procedures during their stay in Togo.


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