In previous articles, The Bush Chicken has explored recommendations for improving future elections made by elections observer missions, including the Elections Coordinating Committee, which had the highest number of local observers.
The House of Representatives of the 54th national legislature has welcomed recommendations to improve future elections and promised to complete legal reform in six months.
After two successive presidential elections in 2011 and 2017, Liberia has enjoyed 15 years of uninterrupted peace, which makes one wonder whether the perpetrators of the worst forms of human rights violations are now immune from prosecution.
On January 22, Liberia experienced its first handover of power from one elected leader to another in 73 years. Pres. George Weah’s inauguration followed a historic election that saw a loser in a presidential race accept the results and concede defeat to the winner for the first time in many years.
More than 500 volunteers showed up over the weekend to participate in a beach clean-up and awareness campaign held in Monrovia.
The United States Embassy, on behalf of western development partners in Liberia, has issued a warning to the Liberian government against a plan to contract a company to provide a ship that would generate electricity.
The Liberian government has signed a new Economic Cooperation Agreement with the European Union for direct budgetary support of €27 million (US$31.8 million).
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.