The African union commission chairperson elections will be going down on 31st January 2017 after they postponed in 2016. There are five candidates lined and one will emerge the winner.
UPDATE: Chad’s Moussa Faki Mahamat (56 years) has emerged the winner and is the new AU chair
Kenya’s Amina Mohamed came second after round five of voting.
Congratulation to Moussa Faki Mahamat
List of AU chairperson candidates, 2017
We have provided a comprehensive analysis and profile of the 5 candidates Here. Below is a list of them;
1. Venson-Moitoi (65 years)
Has served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Botswana since 2014
2. Agapito Mba Mokuy (52 years)
Has Served as the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Equatorial Guinea.
3. Ambassador Amina Mohamed (56 years)
She is the foreign affair minister of Kenya.
4. Abdoulaye Bathily (70 years)
He is Diplomat and politician from Senegal
5. Moussa Faki Mahamat (56 years)
Former prime Minister of Chad
Who is likely to be crowned AU Chair winners?
Well, the race is tight. But Kenya’s Ambassador Amina Mohamed has high chances of emerging the winner.
We will however update the results here once they are announced
- 28 January 2017: President Uhuru Kenyatta leaves for AU summit ahead of elections. He has been lobbying for Amina Mohammed.
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