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‘Declaring Economic, Financial Crisis Emergency Is Crazy’

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-- Lawmaker Blasts  Even though the economy is shrinking and in crisis and the current financial stability or credit of the country is threatened, a...

Voting Rights for Diaspora Liberians Under Legislative Review

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-- As well as campaign finance, party registration fees  A law aimed at amending the elections law, including political party and candidate registration fees, benchmark...

Southeast Women Expect More Than Rhetoric from Their Lawmakers

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If the current administration’s national development agenda is indeed about transforming the lives of the poor, then perhaps the women of Liberia’s southeast have...

‘Constituents Need to Understand Legislative’s Functions’

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The rate of re-election for members of House of Representatives and the Senate has been relatively low since the 2005 presidential and legislative elections...

It’s Time To Fix Our Broken Voter Registration Process

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The National Identification Registry (NIR) was established in 2011 to spearhead and oversee provision of biometric identification cards to all Liberians, ECOWAS citizens and...

Election Law Reform: NEC Assures Political Parties

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... Of its commitment to consolidate Liberia’s 'young democracy' National Elections Commission (NEC) chair Cllr. Jerome G. Korkoya has assured political parties, civil society organizations...

First-time Voters Want — And Need — Voter Education

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By Moses Geply, Harper, Maryland County Liberia continues its gradual recovery from the consequences and aftershocks of fourteen years of civil crisis. The slow pace...

Undermining Power of Local Governance?

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"Chiefs had respect. But right now, chiefs... are controlled, sometimes by both the lawmakers and the executive branch of government.” "As you may know, the...

Liberia: Elections Campaign Financing 101

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Liberia has reached critical milestones in the national electoral reform exercise which began in the aftermath of the 2017 electoral cycle. Numerous factors led to...

River Gee Women Talk Electoral Reform

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- River Gee women have their say on elections and constitutional reform For the past six months, electoral reform has been "in everybody's mouth.’’ Having played...

NEC Completes First Stage of Electoral Law Reform Consultation

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The National Elections Commission (NEC) has completed a nationwide Electoral Law Reform Consultation, which took place in four regions of the Country with the...

All Roads Converge Towards Electoral Reform

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The Elections Coordinating Committee, a network of civil society organizations at the forefront of election observation and analysis, last week Tuesday, August 27, submitted...

New Billboards Are “Good News” for Grand Kru and for Electoral...

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By Shardrick Tarwily The Center for Media Studies in Liberia (CMSL) brought "good news" to the people of Grand Kru County. The civil society organization on...

“Bad Weather Affects Electoral Process,” But…

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Some Nimbaians observe Some Nimbaians have observed that bad weather affects huge voter turnout on election day, and have therefore called on the Legislature to...

“We Have the Power” to Reform Our Electoral Laws

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"We can all say there is a need to have more women in the electoral process; we want to have more women in leadership;...

IREDD Concludes 3-Day Meetings with Political Parties Today

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A three-day advocacy engagement meeting on electoral reform with political parties will end today at the headquarters of the Institute for Research and Democratic...

2nd Regional Consultations on Electoral Law Reform Held in Grand Bassa

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Authorities of the National Elections Commission (NEC), with funding support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Elections Basket Fund, have conducted the second...

Deputy Speaker Moye: “House Will Develop an All-inclusive Bill on Electoral...

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Prince Moye, Deputy Speaker of the 54th Legislature recently pledged with his colleagues in the Legislature to work with the Election Coordinating Committee (ECC)...

NEC Chair Welcomes Grassroots Leadership in Electoral Reform

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Cllr. Jerome G. Korkoya, Chairman of the National Election Commission (NEC), has promised to partner with the Elections Coordinating Committee (ECC) for the betterment...

Activist Encourages Women to Rise for Elective Posts

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For future elections, one of which is expected to be held in October this year, the Executive Director of Paramount Young Women Initiative, Facia...