EISA EOM 2010 Zanzibar General Elections: Launch statement

14 October 2010

At the invitation of the Zanzibar Electoral Commission, EISA will be sending an election observer mission to the general elections in Zanzibar. The elections are scheduled to take place on 31 October 2010.

The mission will be composed of 13 members and is expected to arrive in Stonetown on 24 October where it will hold a two day stakeholder meeting before Election Day. It will remain in the country until 3 November to observe voting and counting processes as well as post polling activities.

The Mission's observations will be based on international standards for credible elections, including the Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation and the African Union Declaration on Principles Governing Democratic Elections.

Senior Advocate Yusuf Aboobaker
EISA EOM Mission Leader