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Morocco elected to AU’s Peace and Security Council

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Rabat – The 32nd  ordinary session of AU’s Executive Council that opened yesterday in Addis-Ababa elected Morocco, earlier today, to AU’s Peace and Security Council.

Morocco, which was North Africa’s sole candidate (Algeria, currently occupying the seat, had announced, earlier this month, that it would not run for renewal), was elected with 39 voices  in favor and 16 abstentions, more than the 3/2 needed to secure the regional seat in AU’s Peace and Security Council.

The Peace and Security Council is AU’s body in charge of promoting “peace, security, and stability in Africa.”

Today’s election grants Morocco a two-year mandate (2018-2020), which is renewable should the Kingdom decide to run again in 2020.

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