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  Liberian elections, 2005 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Liberian elections in 2005 mark the end of the transition following Liberia's second civil war.
These are Liberia's first elections since a victory by Taylor and his National Patriotic Party in the July 1997 elections, which some did not consider fully free and fair.
Most elections observers, including those from the United Nations, the European Union and the Economic Community of West African States, say that the election was clean and transparent.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Liberian_elections,_2005   (918 words)

 Liberian elections, 2005 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Prior to the election, former football star George Weah was considered by many to be the favorite, due at least partially to widespread dissatisfaction with Liberia's politicians.
On August 13, the election commission published a list of 22 presidential candidates who were cleared to run; six candidates were rejected, but Weah was cleared to stand despite complaints that he had adopted French citizenship.
Weah has begun to claim election fraud, stating elections officials were stuffing ballot boxes in Johnson-Sirleaf's favor.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Liberia_elections,_2005   (918 words)

 Vanguard - World : Liberian elections and the making of a Weah phenomenon
Elections 2005 in Liberia was therefore more than routine elections where the electorate quietly indicate their choice of who should rule them.
In the presidential election, there were as many as 22 candidates, all pretending to have a soothing balm for a badly hurting country.
If the election were to lead to a run off as speculated at press time, it would lead to a fierce contest between the younger and older generation.
www.vanguardngr.com /articles/2002/world/w215102005.html   (1790 words)

 Liberian Embassy
The comprehensive disarmament of the combatants and their demobilization and reintegration in the Liberian society are very key pre-conditions to the holding of free, fair and transparent elections in and the attainment of durable peace in our troubled country.
Liberians in the diaspora must take a firm position on the issue of comprehensive disarmament before election, at least one year before elections are held 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)

 LiberianForum.Com ~ Liberian Information Online
For example, w hen a Liberian youth was choked to death by a Lebanese merchant for eating one candy bar in a supermarket in Liberia, it is believed that the Lebanese merchant fled Liberia overnight with the assistance of some Liberian government officials rather than face trial for murder.
To me, the 2005 elections are about deciding whether or not to entrust the leadership of Liberia to a new group of Liberian political elites, or the old group of Liberian political elites.
The 2005 elections must be a point at which we can all break with the past acts of corruption and move on.
www.liberianforum.com /articles/somah004.htm   (2697 words)

 Are Calls for Postponing the 2005 Elections Justified (Part II)?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Some Liberians are calling for the postponement of the scheduled 2005 elections to enable Liberians institute reforms to correct “flawed” governance institutions.
Holding the elections in 2005 as scheduled, I argued, would enable the country to move forward with a government that is at least accountable to the people, and thus pave the way for most Liberians to return home.
In that article, the Chairman of the Elections Commission was quoted to have said that conditions in Liberia were not right for conducting a census and, therefore, no census will be held before the 2005 elections.
www.copla.org /nyanueelection2.htm   (2974 words)

 allAfrica.com: Liberia [analysis]: Handicapping the Liberian Elections: a Post Election Analysis
Election Day is just the validation of the political planning, strategic and tactical maneuverings that the winner executed.
But all the media institutions were convinced that this election was Weah's to loose because of his vast popularity and the massive state of unemployment and illiteracy, which down trodden Liberians blamed squarely on the educated class.
In my humble judgment, it is unfathomable for a candidate to win an election when he or she faces such strong opposition from the professional class and students as well as from the mainstream media.
feeds.theafricanews.net /?rid=511b73ad0392a068&cat=c1ab2109a5bf37ec&f=1   (3765 words)

 Liberian Council of Churches Plays Key Role in Elections
One ecumenical observer from Germany, who has observed 10 elections on the continent of Africa, said the Liberian election was by far the best he had ever seen," reported Sanders.
In this election, the Liberian Council of Churches helped mobilize voter registration and voting among its member churches.
In a public statement issued after the election, the Liberian Council of Churches said, "The Council is pleased to note the orderliness and peacefulness of the voting process, especially the resilience, tolerance and patience exhibited by voters, particularly the youth, pregnant women, mothers with babies, and the elderly.
churchworldservice.org /news/archives/2005/10/354.html   (493 words)

Democracy for Change in Liberia for the 2005 Elections is working to increase voter registration, increase political consciousness and awareness, and to bring ordinary Liberians back into politics.
It is becoming clear to almost all Liberians that our political leaders have failed and continue to fail us for many decades and our democracy structure and the future of our children and grand children are in peril.
The Elections of 2005 will be one of the most significant elections of this generation.
dcliberia.tripod.com /vote_2005.html   (279 words)

 Liberian Observer: Elections Free, Fair, Transparent -- Says International Consensus
According to the AU, the secrecy of the polls was assured everywhere as the officials adhered to the procedures and the candidates’ representatives were present at all the polling stations that the AU Observers Team visited.
This delegation was not definitive in its assessment of the run-off elections and gave reporters the impression that their seven-page statement merely beat around the bush.
The EU statement further took into account factors in the first round of the elections concerning fraud in one incident and low percentage for female legislators, although one of the run-off contestants was a woman.
liberianobserver.com /news/fullstory.php/aid/599/...   (1105 words)

 An Argument For No Postponement Of Liberian 2005 Elections
Thirdly, suggesting that proponents for elections are simply desirous of seeking high office is both wrong and unfair to the many Liberians who are genuinely yearning for their country to return to some semblance of constitutional democracy.
The foundation can be laid, my friends, during the 2005 elections for frequent elections to occur in the future thus empowering our people to periodically determine their own destiny.
Napoleon Divine is a Liberian minister and the founder and Pastor of a Liberian congregation in Philadelphia, PA. He has been involved in nearly a quarter century of advocacy for Liberia, while studying and living in America.
www.theperspective.org /2004/aug/postponementofelections2005.html   (1582 words)

 allAfrica.com: Liberia [document]: Liberia Election Watch: 2005 Elections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Election Watch is compiled jointly by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and The Carter Center.
After peaceful national elections on October 11, 2005, in which 762 candidates, including 22 presidential hopefuls, contested for seats, Liberians return to the polls on November 8 for a run-off presidential election between George Weah of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) and Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of the Unity Party (UP).
Some Liberians express concerns that the run-off could inflame tensions between indigenous Liberians on one hand and descendents of settlers on the other, with one of the candidates being projected as representing the native and uneducated masses, and the other viewed as representing the settler and educated class of society.
fr.allafrica.com /stories/200511030456.html   (1218 words)

 Liberians choose their president - Wikinews
In the aftermath of a 14-year long civil war, Liberians are holding elections for their first post-war president.
Opponents point to the fact she'd be the first woman leader ever in Africa, and that she does not have the support of the rebel warlords.
All content created after September 25, 2005 is available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License unless otherwise specified.
en.wikinews.org /wiki/Liberians_choose_their_president   (292 words)

The lawmaker in their resolution contended that in spite of the sustained positions on these matters,bad public sentiments robed the Liberian people of the opportunity to have critically aanalyzed the problems asthey weredebated in the assembly.
The lawmakers said they took note of information provided by NEC that mobile voter's registration teams would be put in place to reach citizens in their twons and vilages to register them where centers are not provided or established.
With these concerns by citizens, the NTLA in its resolution called on the NEC to effect changes in the electoions timetable to reflect existing realities in the country, i.e, the campaign moth of September be chjanged to November and the election be conducted in Dece,mber 2005.
www.theliberiantimes.com /article_2005_05_13_5046.html   (279 words)

 Liberian Observer
One of the contestants in the recently held presidential elections has cried “foul play” and has made his protest known to the proper authorities for redress.
We want to applaud the CDC for the course it has taken to seek the necessary remedy for whatever wrong the National Elections Commission, by commission or omission, may have done during the electoral process.
The function of the Transitional Administration has had no significant impact on the lives of ordinary Liberians except for security, which was provided by the United Nations and the elections that were organized by the international community.
www.liberianobserver.com   (380 words)

 Elections 2005: The Wild Card
I recently read the article "Elections 2005: The Wild Card" on "The Perspective" dated October 25, 2004 with both amusement and concern.
George Yuoh) attempted to articulate what he believes to be the views and emotions of the young generation of Liberians – at least that is what he conveyed, regarding the vacuum in political leadership and how and with whom it should, or my I say, it's going to be filled.
By the way, the constitutional requirements of being a natural born Liberian, at least 35 year old and ownership of a property or properties of not less than $25,000 Liberian dollars only qualify or make you eligible to contest the Liberian presidency.
www.theperspective.org /2004/nov/wildcard_rejoinder.html   (2015 words)

 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » Secretary-General delighted with conduct of Liberian elections
The Secretary-General is delighted that the Liberian presidential and legislative elections took place as scheduled yesterday in a calm, safe and secure environment and that no serious incidents were reported.
The elections were monitored by some 3,533 national and 421 international observers representing several organizations.
The counting of the ballots has begun and the National Elections Commission is expected to announce the results as they are submitted from the polling places.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/EGUA-6H4PBX?OpenDocument   (274 words)

 BBC NEWS | Africa | Liberian elections due in October
Elections for Liberia's first post-war government will be held on 11 October, the electoral commission has announced.
A United Nations spokesman said it was important for all Liberians to be able to vote, including about one million people who are displaced or in exile.
National Elections Commission (NEC) Chairperson Counsellor Frances Johnson-Morris said the results would be announced by 26 October at the latest.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/africa/4244113.stm   (273 words)

 allAfrica.com: Liberia
United Nations peacekeepers fired tear gas at supporters of Liberian presidential candidate George Weah, as a protest against the election results spilled onto the streets of the capital, Monrovia, on Friday.
The Unity Party says it is asking its partisans, supporters, sympathizers and Liberians across this country to remain calm and wait for the judgment of the international and national observers.
There are mounting concerns and anger amongst Liberians living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States of America over the violent abuse of Liberian refugee children.
allafrica.com /liberia   (1047 words)

 Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas (ULAA) Welcomes You
Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas (ULAA) Welcomes You
ULAA is the umbrella group of Liberians and their various organizations in the Americas
ULAA Persists in Championing the cause of Diaspora Liberians
www.ulaaliberia.org /is.html   (140 words)

 Rogues Gallery - Charles Taylor - Global Policy Forum - International Justice
His involvement in the run-up to the October 2005 Liberian elections is especially blatant.
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor should be extradited from Nigeria not only to stand trial for war crimes and human rights abuses, but also because his presence compromises national civil liberties and stability.
UN envoy to Liberia Jacques Klein accused the former Liberian president of exercising influence on the interim government in the shattered country.
www.globalpolicy.org /intljustice/wanted/taylorindex.htm   (3267 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Africa | Q&A: Liberian elections
Voters in Liberia, Africa's oldest state, are going to the polls on 8 November to vote in the second round of the country's first presidential elections since the end of the 14-year civil war.
Around 1.3 million Liberians are registered to vote, with polling booths scheduled to remain open between 0800 and 1800 GMT.
Liberians living abroad are not allowed to vote.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/africa/4321814.stm   (515 words)

 Liberia Elections News - Media Monitoring Service by EIN News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Several factions fought to a standstill and elections were held in 1997.
Akuffo Addo told journalists at the airport that leaders discussed the aftermath of the Liberian elections and urged Liberians to act responsibly by seeking legal and constitutional means to resolve...
Factions fought to a standstill, and elections were held in 1997.
www.einnews.com /liberia/newsfeed-LiberiaElections   (1145 words)

 SOSIG Subject News » Elections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Central Election Committee is the official body administeringt he elections.
The BBC has reported that Elections went ahead in Zanzibar at the weekend despite their delay in Tanzania.
It includes results from elections from 1998 onwards with final results, and voter turnout statistics where available, an election calendar of forthcoming ballots with basic information on the electoral system of the nation concerned and some information on previous results.
www.sosig.ac.uk /subject-news/index.php?cat=19   (2129 words)

Members of the Security Council were briefed today by Dmitry Titov, Director of the Africa Division, Department of Peacekeeping Operations, on the first round of presidential and legislative elections in Liberia held on 11 October.
Members of the Security Council expressed appreciation for the dedicated and able efforts of the National Elections Commission, the United Nations Mission in Liberia and other multilateral and bilateral partners in the preparation of the elections.
Members of the Security Council called on all participants to maintain their commitment to non-violence and the democratic process throughout the second round of presidential elections, if one is necessary, and throughout the full electoral period.
www.un.org /News/Press/docs/2005/sc8525.doc.htm   (164 words)

 SOSIG Subject News » Latest Results from the Liberian Elections
The National Election Commission of Liberia provides insight into the electoral system and lists candidates.
The Carter Center is monitoring the elections and has some initial press releases, plus a web log of events.
They have also been producing Liberia Election Watch monitoring the situation in the last couple of weeks running up to the elections
www.sosig.ac.uk /subject-news/?p=440   (86 words)

 afrika.no - Liberia: Deputy Minister doubts 2005 elections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Monrovia - A Deputy Minister in the all-inclusive Transitional Government of Liberia has viewed with pessimism the holding of next year's general and presidential elections amidst assurances by international stakeholders that the process is irreversible.
Marcus S.G. Dahn, Deputy Minister of Education for Administration, identified what he thinks are "delay and slow implementation" of the disarmament, demobilization, Rehabilitation and reintegration of combatants to the Liberian imbroglio as some of several hindrances that could clog the holding of elections in October 2005.
Addressing the 11th Thanksgiving and Closing Exercises of the Paynesville Central Academy School System in Wood Camp, outside of Monrovia last Sunday, Dr. Marcus Dahn said the delay in the implementation of educational programs for some 54,000 ex-combatants threatens the security of the country, because these former fighters could be fooled to carry arms again.
www.afrika.no /Detailed/5959.html   (402 words)

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