On Saturday, June 8, 2019, the Liberian government released a statement criticizing the organizers of the June 7 protest for their unwillingness to present their petition to the government; however, the protesters say the government reneged on its agreement to have an elected senior government official receive its petition.
Minutes following President George Weah’s highly anticipated speech on the state of the economy, the chairpersons of three collaborating opposition political parties have described the speech as “poorly written.”
The Supreme Court has finally ruled on a request for a writ of prohibition filed by Liberty Party, ordering the National Elections Commission to hold off on holding a runoff election until fraud claims brought by the party are investigated.
In the wake of irregularities that characterized the October 10 presidential and representatives election, three political parties say the National Elections Commission cannot conduct any free, fair, and transparent presidential election runoff.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s recent meeting with 19 election magistrates of the National Elections Commission at her home continues to receive criticism.
The chairman of the governing Unity Party, Wilmot Paye, has expressed concern over President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s ‘secret’ meeting with magistrates of the National Elections Commission.
Nagbe took the decision last week amid long running accusations from opposition political parties that he and other executive members were in violation of the code of conduct by serving in key positions in the party while at the same time serving as presidential appointees.
The National Elections Commission has warned four political parties for engaging in campaigning ahead of the period set aside for campaigning for the upcoming October 2017 general and presidential elections.