Author Archives: Sampson David

The Slow-Turning Tide of Gender Equality in Liberian Leadership

Women in Liberia gained their right to vote and participate in politics between 1943 and 1955 through constitutional changes, but the active participation of women in politics remains a challenge today. Very few feel compelled to run for elected positions traditionally held by men, due to either financial constraints, cultural views, or a combination of those.

Representatives Running for Senate Could Cost the Country Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars

Seventeen of the total 118 candidates for the Special Senatorial Elections who are current sitting representatives in the legislature wish to abandon the House and join the Senate. If any of them wins elections, their seat in the House of Representatives will become vacant, and the NEC will have to organize by-elections again.