Observer Missions Release Report

By: Teacee Gbeway

International election observers accredited to Liberian have released their preliminary findings of the October 10, 2017 presidential and representatives’ elections.

The Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) described the October 10, 2017 polls as peaceful and largely conducted in a transparent manner that allowed Liberians to freely express their will.

EISA Election Observer Mission commended Liberians, the National Elections Commission (NEC), candidates, the security agencies and stakeholders for a peaceful and well managed process.

They also appealed to Liberian stakeholders to maintain the same spirit of serenity and peace demonstrated during the entire process.

In its version, the Carter Center said the mission is deeply honoured to observe the entire-election process and commend Liberians for their clear enthusiasm and determination to peacefully express their will at the ballot box.

The Carter Center in their preliminary statement said they observed polling precincts throughout the 15 counties of Liberia.

Carter Center said the report showed that opening of polling precincts, closing, and the counting process were generally conducted according to procedures in the approximately 145 polling places visited.