Liberia’s Parliament, Judiciary And UN Affirm Support For October Elections


The leadership of Liberia’s Parliament, Judiciary and the United Nations Mission, UNMIL have restated their support to ensure credible, fair, participatory and peaceful October elections in the country.
They gave the pledge during separate meetings in Monrovia on Tuesday with visiting delegations of the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) and the ECOWAS Commission.
Farid Zarif, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and Coordinator of UN operations in Liberia, assured that in spite of the transfer of security to Liberian authorities by the UN after 14 years of peacekeeping operations in Liberia, UNMIL will continue to support the country in whatever form possible and especially for the success of the October Elections.
“The UN and partners will do their best, but the Liberian Government must now step up and assume its responsibility,” he said, adding that the UN Mission, UNMIL would finally wind down in March 2018.
On their part, the Chief Justice of Liberia Francis Kporkpor Sr., and other Justices of the Supreme Court promised expeditious treatment of election-related cases, particularly the Code of Conduct of candidates, to ensure a level playing field and smooth electoral process.
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