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For Peaceful Elections:Liberia Inspires The World…Say US, ECOWAS, Others

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MONROVIA: Members of the International Community including the United Nations in Liberia, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Embassies of Member States of the African Union (AU), the Delegation of the European Union and the Embassies of the Member States of the European Union (France, Germany, Ireland, and NEC Chairperson, Davidetta Brown-Lassana Sweden), the Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Embassy of the United States of America have commended the Liberian nation for the peaceful conduct of December 8, 2020, Special Senatorial Elections and National Referendum.

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In a joint statement issued in Monrovia, the International Community lauded the Liberian people and government, as well as political leaders, civil society organizations and the media.

The statement which also represented more than a dozen of Liberia’s partners expressed appreciation for the efforts of the National Elections Commission (NEC), and in particular, poll workers present at polling places across the country, as well as all those mobilized on Election Day including domestic observers and members of security forces, for the overall smooth and orderly running of the elections.
“We welcome and support the announcement by the NEC that those electoral irregularities and incidents identified during Election Day will be properly addressed,” the partner pointed out.

The international community through various observers who monitored the December 8, elections said as the tallying process by the NEC continues, “we underscore the importance that all political parties, leaders and supporters, as well as candidates, respect this process and wait patiently until the tallying is completed and the results are officially announced.

We again recall the commitments made by stakeholders in the Code of Conduct to ensure a peaceful and transparent electoral process.” They called on all political parties, leaders, candidates and media actors to renounce the use of inciting language and premature declarations of victory.

“We also call on political leaders and candidates to pursue any disputes through peaceful means and dialogue in accordance with the law. International partners continue to follow closely the electoral process. We are confident in the strong commitment of the people of Liberia to democracy, peace and stability, and remain fully resolute to continuing our support to Liberians in their development and peace-building efforts,” they emphasized.

“We have been inspired by the strong commitment to democracy expressed by Liberians in these elections. We express appreciation for the efforts of the National Elections Commission (NEC), and in particular, poll workers present at polling places across the country, as well as all those mobilized on Election Day including domestic observers and members of security forces, for the overall smooth and orderly running of the elections. We welcome and support the announcement by the NEC that those electoral irregularities and incidents identified during Election Day will be properly addressed.

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