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  Liberia's 2003 Elections
Immediately following a national census and before the next elections, the Elections Commission shall reapportion the constituencies in accordance with the new population figures so that every constituency shall have as close to the same population as possible, provided, however, that a constituency must be solely within a county.
The Government of Liberia should request the appropriate organ of the United Nations to conduct a statistically valid population estimate of the population of Liberia, and the Legislature ought to legislatively adopt the result as the official census of Liberia in fulfillment of its duty under Article 39.
President Taylor and the Government of Liberia should formally request the United Nations to undertake a major electoral mission for Liberia, whereby the United Nations would be mandated to organize and conduct the 2003 elections, assuming the role expected to be filled by the Elections Commission.
www.theperspective.org /liberias2003elections.html   (2109 words)

 IRC | IRC Welcomes 'Crucial Elections' in Liberia
Liberia has been under a transitional system since the 2003 peace agreement and major reforms are urgently needed on the constitution and the development of the country, she said.
Based on information obtained from the national election authorities, IRC teams also held information sessions on the election process, including why it is important to vote, where people can cast a ballot and how security and transparency are being assured.
IRC staff members in Liberia report that polling day in the capital Monrovia was peaceful and that people were excited to cast their ballots.
www.theirc.org /news/latest/irc_welcomes_crucial_elections_in_liberia.html   (491 words)

 Liberian Embassy
The next elections would be the second attempt to use elections as a means to exit from war to peace.
On the holding of elections itself I have argued on many occasions and more recently in an article I wrote for the Liberian websites that census should be held before the next elections in Liberia.
Elections must be seen within the context of our overriding concern for peace and should therefore be proceeded with in the manner that will bring contribute our search for peace.
www.embassyofliberia.org /news/item_f.html   (835 words)

 Liberia (09/06)
Liberia was traditionally noted for its hospitality and academic institutions, iron mining and rubber industry booms, and cultural skills and arts and craft works.
Liberia is still trying to recover from the ravages of war; until today, pipe-borne water and electricity are unavailable, and schools, hospitals, roads, and infrastructure remain derelict.
Liberia is a founding member of the United Nations and its specialized agencies and is a member of the African Union (AU), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Development Bank (ADB), the Mano River Union (MRU), and the Non-Aligned Movement.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/6618.htm   (2884 words)

 Liberia, Africa Information
Settlement of freed slaves from the US in what is today Liberia began in 1822; by 1847, the Americo-Liberians were able to establish a republic.
William TUBMAN, president from 1944-71, did much to promote foreign investment and to bridge the economic, social, and political gaps between the descendents of the original settlers and the inhabitants of the interior.
The UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), which maintains a strong presence throughout the country, completed a disarmament program for former combatants in late 2004, but the security situation is still volatile and the process of rebuilding the social and economic structure of this war-torn country remains sluggish.
liberia.africa.com   (209 words)

 BBC NEWS | Africa | Can elections heal Liberia?
Elections can heal Liberia only when the results are accepted by all and all decide to put differences aside and work in the same direction - peace and nation building.
The election will truly help to pave the way for peace in Liberia, but the most important issue here is that Liberian politicians will have to learn how to accept defeat and stop being childish.
Liberia's new leaders will need counselling from a few African leaders who have gone, tried and managed to solve their internal problems, for example Angola, Rwanda and Mozambique.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/africa/4319490.stm   (3418 words)

 ZNet |Africa | Liberia's Elections
Liberia’s recent elections, the milestone of the country’s difficult transition from brutal low-intensity warfare to peace, had been choreographed in advance to fit a well known narrative.
Articulate and energetic, Johnson-Sirleaf is probably Liberia’s most accomplished national figure; and in a region full of sadly effete and colourless leaders, she is bound to stand out, her sex and battered country aside.
One key anxiety before the elections, quite apart from the logistical nightmare of conducting elections in a country a large part of which is largely inaccessible, was over how such an obviously traumatized and militarized people would behave during such a high-octane moment.
www.zmag.org /content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=2&ItemID=9266   (925 words)

 Mercy Corps > Countries > Liberia > Overview
Today hope is on the rise after the country's first post-war presidential election.
Mercy Corps' work to install new drinking-water sources is setting the stage for Liberia's growth and contributing to national reconciliation, sometimes in surprising ways.
As Liberia tries to restore the democratic principles of accountability and transparency in upcoming elections, some villages are learning how effective self-governance - along with a helping hand from Mercy Corps - can be.
www.mercycorps.org /countries/liberia   (263 words)

 Global Voices Online » Elections
The upcoming parliamentary elections in Kazakhstan are a foregone conclusion and the hitherto booming banking sector is on the verge of sliding into a deep crisis.
These elections are to fill the parliamentary seats that became vacant due to the assassinations of the past months.
The overwhelming defeat of the Liberal Democratic Party in Japan's upper house elections on Sunday, historic in its scale, brought about a drastic shift in the Japanese political landscape and sent a clear message to prime minister Abe Shinzo and his government.
www.globalvoicesonline.org /-/topics/elections   (619 words)

Under the Special Electoral Law for the 1997 Liberian democratic elections, from which the Independent Elections Commission (IECOM) derives its mandate and authority, IECOM is granted the power and responsibility for administering and conducting the elections, as well as formulating and enforcing guidelines which control the conduct of the electoral process.
To observe and verify the election process, in consultation with the Organization of African Unity and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), including the legislative and presidential elections to be held in accordance with provisions of the peace agreements.
In addition to its existing mandate to observe and verify the electoral process, UNOMIL is also providing support to Liberia's Independent Elections Commission in the logistical planning stages and continues to coordinate closely with ECOWAS and the major donors in assisting in the harmonization of electoral preparations.
www.un.org /Depts/dpko/dpko/co_mission/unomilBOE.htm   (838 words)

 The Analyst Newspaper : Liberia : 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The National Elections Commission (NEC) is expected to hold a two-day national consensus-building forum on the holding of municipal and chieftaincy elections in Grand Bassa County beginning Saturday, October 14.
He indicated that efforts were currently being made by his association to assist farming communities in the country, through the provision of tools, seeds and fertilizers in helping restore the lost-dignity of the state and its people.
Jallah further disclosed the visit to Liberia by some of his partners, to assess situation of activities which he has personally been involved with in alleviating the sufferings of Liberians.
www.analystliberia.com /elections_forum_for_bassa_ct12.html   (709 words)

 Liberia: Past and Present
In the beginning of the 19th century, groups of free-born fls, freed slaves and mulattoes from the United States of America emigrated to the west coast of Africa.
A Dutch account of Liberia in the 17th c.
The first inhabitants of the region which is now known as Liberia may have been Pygmies, or persons of small size, still referred to in Liberia as 'Jinna'.
www.liberiapastandpresent.org   (491 words)

 IFES - Liberia Project
Liberia’s last presidential and legislative elections were held on July 19, 1997, as advised by the Abuja peace agreement and its 1996 supplement.
The next elections were to be held in October 2003, but the renewed outbreak of civil war put election preparations on hold.
The Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed by the parties to the conflict in August 2003 mandated elections be held no later than October 2005.
www.ifes.org /liberia-project.html?projectid=liberia2005elections   (132 words)

 Liberia travel guide
Liberia travel guide - The best resource for sights, hotels, restaurants, bars, what to do and what to see
After more than a decade of civil war that left Liberia a shell of its former shelf, traveling throughout the country is akin to standing naked on a busy highway – dangerous yet exhilarating.
Elections in November 2005 saw Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf take power and optimism for the country’s future has never been higher.
www.world66.com /africa/liberia   (264 words)

 LiberianForum.Com ~ Liberian Information Online
On on December 17, 2004 a new Liberian elections reform bill was signed into law by the National Transitional Government of Liberia.
Liberia is scheduled to hold elections in October 2005.
The purpose of this instrument is to inform the people of Liberia and the international community about the manipulation and deception Counselor Winston Tubman.
www.liberianforum.com /elections.htm   (601 words)

 Elections in Liberia
Coalitions: Alliance of Political Parties (ALLIANCE) [Contested the 1997 Presidential and Legislative Elections] Member parties include the Liberian Action Party (LAP) and Liberia Unification Party (LUP); Alliance for Peace and Democracy (APD) [Contested the 2005 Presidential and Legislative Elections] Member parties include the Liberian People’s Party (LPP) and United People’s Party (UPP);
Legislative [Data on legislative elections held between 1847 and 1980 is not available]
Note: Special legislation in 1935, confirmed by a referendum, extended Barclay's current term to eight years, bypassing the election scheduled for that year.
africanelections.tripod.com /lr.html   (925 words)

 Liberian Online - Liberia Portal
First of all, thanks you for the opportunity giving me to set straight and unearth issues that have to do with dual citizenship Act in Liberia.
Fellow Liberians, it is a disservice to Mama Liberia to renounce her to announce another.
In 2004, he was elected in the local elections as an independent councillor and on Thursday he became mayor.
www.liberianonline.com   (923 words)

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