Twenty-five candidates from 18 countries are competing in the same elections, MENA quoted AU legal adviser ambassador Namira Negm as saying on Saturday.

Other candidates are descending from Angola, Gambia, Sirloin, Zambia, Uganda, Mauritius, Tanzania, South Africa, Ethiopia, along with Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Kinya, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Mauritania, and Morocco.

Elections for the posts of AU commissioner, his deputy, and the other six commissioner seats are planned to be held during the 38th session of the meeting of the executive council of the AU foreign ministers in January and February ahead of the AU Summit.