The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) has revealed that Hon. Chief Fortune Charumbira has been designated Acting President with effect from 1 March 2021. The designation is pursuant to Article 12(4) of the Protocol to the Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community relating to the PAP; and Article 18(2) and Article 19(1) of the PAP Rules and Procedure.
Hon. Charumbira is the Fourth Vice President of the continental Parliament representing the Southern African Region. He will assume the responsibilities of the office of the President until the next Plenary Session of the PAP when a full Bureau is expected to be reconstituted.
Hon. Charumbira takes over from Hon. Bouras Djamel, whose term as a member of the National Peoples’ Assembly of Algeria has come to an end following an announcement, last month, by His Excellency Abdelmajid Tebboune, President of Algeria to dissolve the Lower House of Parliament and call for an early legislative election.