Contemporary sensitivities around citizenship are deeply embedded in Liberia’s long history of political, economic and social exclusion, which have yet to be resolved 170 years on.
President George Weah is currently in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, to participate in the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union.
International observer missions in Liberia, including the Carter Center, the European Union, the African Union, and ECOWAS, have described Tuesday’s poll as calm and orderly.
Shortly after the close of voting in Tuesday’s presidential runoff election, the National Elections Commission has described the poll as “smooth and marked by improvements.”
The Economic Community of West African States, the African Union, and the United Nations Mission in Liberia have expressed deep concern over the timeline for the country’s democratic transition, amid the current political situation.
Pearl Brown-Bull, a Liberian lawyer who was a signatory to the 1986 constitution, has criticized the presence of ECOWAS and African Union leaders in the country, saying that the country’s judicial system can handle the current situation without outside interference.
Guinean president Alpha Conde and Togolese president Faure Gnassingbe recently ended a one-day political stakeholders’ meeting in Liberia with heads of various political parties.
Unofficial provisional results from across the country indicate that the Liberty Party of Charles Brumskine is performing poorly in the elections contrary to expectations.