AGA Guiding Principles

The following principles are derived from AU Shared Values particularly the Constitutive Act and the African Charter on Elections, Governance and Democracy.

a) Effective participation of the African peoples in strengthening and consolidating democratic governance in Member States and continental affairs;

b) Respect for democratic principles, human rights, the rule of law and good governance;

c) Holding of regular, transparent, free and fair elections;

d) Promotion of the principle of separation of powers;

e) Promotion of gender equality and youth empowerment;

f) Promotion of transparency and fairness in the management of public affairs;

g) Condemnation and rejection of acts of corruption, related offenses and impunity;

h) Condemnation and rejection of unconstitutional changes of governments.

i) Strengthening political pluralism and recognizing the role, rights and responsibilities of legally constituted political parties, including opposition political parties.

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