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Liberia 2017

 

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MONROVIA 26 April 2018 – Announcing the release of the Final Report the EUEOM Liberia 2017 Chief Observer Maria Arena, Member of the European Parliament from Belgium, noted: “The elections in Liberia marked a defining moment in the strengthening of Liberia’s democratic institutions.”

Final Report of EU EOM Liberia 2017 offers 23 recommendations for improvements to election processes 

 

MONROVIA 26 April 2018 –Announcing the release of the Final Report the EUEOM Liberia 2017 Chief Observer Maria Arena, Member of the European Parliament from Belgium, noted: “The elections in Liberia marked a defining moment in the strengthening of Liberia’s democratic institutions.” 

Announcing the release of the Final Report the EUEOM Liberia 2017 Chief Observer Maria Arena, Member of the European Parliament from Belgium, noted: “The elections in Liberia marked a defining moment in the strengthening of Liberia’s democratic institutions.”
The Final Report, which offers 23 recommendations for consideration to the Liberian authorities, notes that despite the delay experienced in the holding of the second round of the presidential race, the election resulted in the first transfer of power from one elected government to another through a competitive multi-party system.

Statement by the Spokesperson on the elections in Liberia

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The EU Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) Chief Observer, Maria Arena, highlighted: “Election Day was calm and benefited from organisational improvements made by the National Electoral Commission (NEC). Our 74 election observers reported from over 339 observations in rural and urban areas in all counties.” 

On 26 December Liberian citizens finally proceeded to exercise their right to vote and to elect their new President. The EU Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) Chief Observer, Maria Arena, highlighted: “Election Day was calm and benefited from organisational improvements made by the National Electoral Commission (NEC). Our 74 election observers reported from over 339 observations in rural and urban areas in all counties.” 

On 26 December Liberian citizens finally proceeded to exercise their right to vote and to elect their new President. The EU Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) Chief Observer, Maria Arena, highlighted: “Election Day was calm and benefited from organisational improvements made by the National Electoral Commission (NEC). Our 74 election observers reported from over 339 observations in rural and urban areas in all counties.”

EU EOM Chief Observer, Maria Arena, Member of the European Parliament stated “The  Supreme Court ruling comes after a series of significant challenges to the Liberian election process. It represents an important outcome for the timely conclusion of the presidential election, benefitting the country’s key election stakeholders – the Liberian voters”.

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