Background Information: The Eswatini Elections Support Network which operates under the auspices of the Coordinating Assembly of NGOs (CANGO) which is a fully operational Network comprising of 10 Non-Governmental Organisations which focus primarily on elections undertook an observer mission for the national primary elections of the Kingdom of Eswatini. The network deployed 120 observers across 59 Tinkhundla areas across all four regions. The Network is also a member of the SADC Elections Network and collaborates with the SADC Council of Non-Governmental Organisations based in Botswana. The view good governance as the critical foundation for development. Good governance entails a government that respects the rule of law, separation of powers between the Executive, Legislature and the Judiciary, respect and protection of human rights, access to Justice, delivery of quality services and facilitate participation of citizens in decision making. The observers deployed were trained so that they become versed with procedures for monitoring/observing election and adhere to ethical guidelines that govern observer missions.
Here is the full preliminary statement for the secondary elections below: