UN Security Council Applauds Liberians for Peaceful Elections

UN Security Council in session (Courtesy: UN/Evan Schneider).

Commends use of legal mechanism for resolution of disputes; wants timely conclusion of elections

The UN Security Council congratulated the Liberian people and government, as well as political leaders, civil society organizations, and the media, for the peaceful conduct of October 10 presidential and House of Representatives elections.

In a release issued in New York, the members of the Security Council commended international partners and UNMIL for their support in elections preparation and applauded the role of international, regional, and domestic election observation missions for their contributions to the transparency of the electoral process.

They also commended Liberia’s National Elections Commission’s conduct in an expeditious tallying process and timely announcement of results.

The members of the Security Council commended the Government of Liberia, political parties, and the National Elections Commission for the use of established legal mechanisms to address complaints about the conduct of the October 10 election.

They called on Liberian claimants and institutions to resolve any disputes, including pending litigation, in an appropriate, fair, transparent, and expeditious manner with a view to permitting the timely conclusion of Liberia’s electoral process and a peaceful transition of power to a new president in accordance with timelines outlined in Liberia’s Constitution.

The members of the Security Council called upon leaders of all political parties to continue to refrain from incitement of followers toward any violent action.

They noted the importance of a credible and peaceful second round presidential election and called upon Liberians to ensure the elections are free, fair, credible, and transparent, including through the full participation of women.

The Security Council reiterated that the responsibility for the preparation, security, and conduct of free, fair and transparent elections rests with the Liberian authorities.

They also reiterated their call for international partners to continue to support the Liberian authorities, including through the deployment of international electoral observers, with a view to ensuring the credibility of the second round of elections.


  1. Thanks for the praise, but this direction is left with Liberians as a people, and not only on officials. Yet you too wait for God’s constitutional given time to expose the Presidential winner, a secret heritage Liberians only. Tell the Liberian nation.
    Gone to 57% in silence. Do not reply this box.

  2. “Liberian nation” is the totality of our people in whom “all power is inherent”, and under whose authority “all free governments are instituted”. Unsurprisingly, the original litigant, LP, didn’t tour the fifteen counties to acquaint them with why the run – off wasn’t held on November 7, and what the party hoped to gain. Of course, in a perennially elitist and class – conscious country, the “people” are minions of self – entitled politicians: Look at the annual budgets of government, and go figure.

    So with the UN Security Council, the highest body on Global cooperation and World order, echoing the well – thought out sentiments of UNMIL, AU, EU, and the US, it is time for Counselor Brumskine to put societal harmony before soaring dreams. By the way, the “second round” isn’t a given for either candidate. Needless to say that our people have yet to hear of any practicable planks – specific political platforms, but saw sprouting of presidential debating events.

    Let the Supreme Court “expeditiously” bring this sideshow to an end; let the stalling cease for the sake of many suffering anxious citizens: Members of the Liberian nation.

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