The Commonwealth Observer team is expected to arrive in Mozambique this week to observe the country’s general elections process.

The elections will be held next Tuesday and will for the first time elect governors for the country’s 10 provinces.

Observer missions have started arriving in the country to monitor the electoral process. Among them is the Commonwealth Observer Group, expected to arrive in Mozambique on Thursday.

Commonwealth Secretary General, Patricia Scotland, says the elections are crucial for the further consolidation of peace and democracy in Mozambique.

She further says the responsibility for conducting credible and peaceful elections is a collective effort.

Scotland also indicated that each stakeholder represented has a constitutional duty and responsibility to ensure that the process is credible and peaceful.

The team is expected to be in the country until 20 October.

 

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