African Union: Moussa Faki seeks 2nd term at helm of AU Commission
Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki (Chad) has announced his candidacy for a second term in office at the end of his first four-year mandate, which started in 2017.
Mr. Faki seeks re-election for another 4-year mandate (2021-2024). He will present results achieved during his mandate during the Assembly of next AU summit due in Addis Ababa February 6 – 7.
If he wins the endorsement of African leaders, Mr. Moussa Faki pledges to mobilize all efforts to finalize institutional reforms, enhance administrative & financial accountability, promote peace in Africa, foster African integration projects and strengthen further cooperation and strategic partnership with Europe, Asia, America…
He also commits to empower African women, support young people find jobs and endeavor to reduce poverty and improve food self-sufficiency by building resilience through sustainable farming, the Blue economy and the environment projection.
The Chairperson of the AU Commission is elected for a four-year term, renewable once. Election is by secret ballot and a two-thirds majority of member states eligible to vote.
Mr. Moussa Faki is 5th official to serve at the Head of the Commission. He was preceded by Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, (South African), Jean Ping (Gabon), Alpha Oumar Konaré (Mali) and Amara Essy, (Côte d’Ivoire). Mr. Amara served as interim for one year during the OAU–AU transition.