European Union Election Observation Mission

Liberia 2017

EU EOM Press Conference in Monrovia Liberia - Chief Observer Maria Arena presenting the preliminary report

15/10/2017 - 13:02

Liberians mobilise for a democratic transition in elections, with scope for legal and procedural improvements

The Chief Observer highlighted: “Our 81 EU election observers reported from over 297 polling places in rural and urban areas in all counties. Liberians turned out in large numbers already early in the morning. The Election day can be described as calm and adequately conducted by the National Electoral Commission. Before that, the election campaign was nearly entirely peaceful.”

Ms. Arena emphasised that overall Liberia´s legal framework is broadly in line with the country´s international and regional treaty obligations. It constitutes an adequate basis for the conduct of democratic elections, albeit room remains for legal and procedural improvements.     

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