European Union Election Observation Mission

Liberia 2017

EEAS RSS Feeds

Displaying 11 - 20 of 32

Monrovia, 22 December 2017 – The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM), deployed in Liberia since 1 September, has been accompanying Liberia’s election process, including all stages of complaints and appeals.

On 21 December, the Supreme Court dismissed a Bill of Information seeking a further stay on the 26 December run-off date and determined that, in setting this date, the NEC acted in accordance with the Constitution.

The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM), deployed in Liberia since 1 September, has been accompanying Liberia’s election process, including all stages of complaints and appeals.
On 21 December, the Supreme Court dismissed a Bill of Information seeking a further stay on the 26 December run-off date and determined that, in setting this date, the NEC acted in accordance with the Constitution.

The Supreme Court’s final majority decision of 7 December, among other things, mirrored key findings in the EU EOM’s Preliminary Statement. More importantly, however, the Supreme Court’s ruling enables Liberian voters to now fulfill their right to elect their next President.
“This decision is an important contribution to the democratic capital built so far in Liberia. The conclusion of complaints permits the elections to proceed, while the right of citizens to elect their chosen leaders shall be respected”, stated the EU EOM Chief Observer, Maria Arena.

MONROVIA 12 October 2017 – “Liberian voters have shown their strong desire to be part of the democratic process by participating in great numbers to the polls. Political parties and the election administration should keep their positive role and ensure the will of the voters is reflected in the elections results. Also, the notable effort made by Liberian observer organisations shows commitment to ensuring the transparency of the elections.”, summarised Maria Arena, the Chief Observer of the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) and Member of the European Parliament.

Pages