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The opposition must find common ground

I BELIEVE IN CHURN/TURNOVER The Editor, For Liberia to develop, we must have a high churn/turnover rate in the shortest possible time. That’s why we must change/shorten the duration of terms for the presidency and legislature as well as set term limits to a maximum of 3 for lawmakers. Anyway, I digress. My focus on churn/turnover is specifically for the ruling party. They have served 12 years, very long term in modern day development analysis. Unfortunately, they have had limited success in moving the development needle forward. Yes, we argue…

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Liberia’s Vice President Adds Insult to Injury

From Bad to Worse: By His Own Choice, Liberia’s Vice President Adds Insult to Injury When bad decisions are made by good people, it is very difficult to put it into any perspective. Liberia’s Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has been personally regarded as a good man who is said to have had bad experiences under President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as her vice president––by reason that he has been marginalized in the governance and real policy decision-making process of the country. For these reasons, many Liberians don’t tend to fault…

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MOVEE’S VP Pick Rev. Reeves To Hold Town Hall In US

MOVEE’S VP Pick visits United States Meets US Govt officials, Investors, and Liberians in varying States. Vice Presidential Candidate Rev. Dr. Samuel B. Reeves Jr has arrived in the United States of America as part of his mission to bring about “Meaningful Change” to Liberia through relationship building. During his acceptance speech at the MOVEMENT FOR ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT (MOVEE) Headquarters in Monrovia, Liberia, Themed: THE FUTURE IS NOW IT’S TIME FOR MEANINGFUL CHANGE AND NOT MORE OF THE SAME, in late June, Dr. Reeves stated that God has sent a…

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Election Commission’s Recipe for Fraud

The Emancipation Movement of Liberia, Inc. (EMOL) says National Elections Commission (NEC) decision to allow non-listed individuals on the official voter’s roster to vote is a recipe for fraud, uncertainty, and the resurrection of conflict in Liberia, according to a release signed by its Executive Director. EMOL is a registered non-profit United States and Liberia non-partisan peace building advocacy organization accredited by NEC to conduct voter’s education in the ensuring 2017 general and presidential elections NEC reportedly announced it will allow non-listed individuals carrying voter’s registration cards to vote in…

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Liberia: World Footballer George Weah Elected To Senate

Liberian Listener Staff Report Liberians across the West African country went to the polls on Saturday to elect 15 of the 30 seats in the senate. The elections were postponed twice since October 16, the official date according to the Liberian elections laws. With Ebola ravaging Western Africa, Liberia has been the hardest hit, since March this year with more than 3,340 people already dead. To avoid a constitutional crisis, reports say despite advise that Liberia discontinue the vote to sustain the current decline from the virus, Liberian officials conducted…

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Liberian Senatorial Election Set for December20,2014

By P. Oxford Brown MONROVIA—Liberia’s senatorial elections will now be held on December 20th, exactly in two days. Earlier last week, The Supreme Court of Liberia threw out the prohibition issued and the stay order placed on the special senatorial election which was slated for December 16, this year. Chief Justices Korkpor told the court that on November 3, 2014, Cllr Jerome Korkoya, Chairmam of the National Election Commission announced December 16, 2014 as the new date for the holding of the special senatorial election. The Chief Justice said the…

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Nigerian Elections: Buhari Picks Christian Lawyer As Running Mate

W O R L D/nigeria Reuters—Nigeria’s main opposition contender Muhammadu Buhari has picked southern Christian lawyer Yemi Osinbajo to be his running mate in elections set for February 2015, the party leader said on Wednesday. Choosing a Christian from the south to run for the number two job alongside a Muslim northern presidential candidate fits a pattern in Nigerian elections of trying to balance ethnic and religious sentiments to maximise voter appeal. President Goodluck Jonathan, a southern Christian who will seek re-election in the polls, picked his current vice president…

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Christopher Neyor Says Senatorial Race Between Him And Weah

Neyor Calls Executive Order 65 Draconic By P. Oxford Brown Monrovia December 9, Montserrado County Senatorial Candidate Christopher Neyor has voiced his opposition to Executive Order No.65 issued by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on December 3rd issued Executive order no. 65 prohibiting any and all mass movement of people on the streets of Monrovia during the ensuing special senatorial election. At a news conference in Monrovia recently Mr. Christopher Neyor argued that executive order no. 65 was draconic and un-necessary. He said the president has no…

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Liberian President Issue Executive Order Prohibits Movement

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 65 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President Liberia Prohibition on mass movements of people including Rallies, Parades, and Demonstrations on the streets of Monrovia. WHEREAS, the Constitution of the Republic of Liberia vests Executive Power in the President of the Republic of Liberia; and WHEREAS, the exercise of Executive Power requires the President to take all appropriate measures to protect the security of the State, maintain law and order and promote peace and stability; and WHEREAS, the existing law requiring persons desiring to march or demonstrate to obtain prior…

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12 Political Parties Want Election To Go Ahead

By P. Oxford Brown MONROVIA—Twelve Liberian political parties have disassociated themselves from the petition filed at the Supreme Court for an injunction on the mid-term senatorial election scheduled for December 16. The parties are the Unity Party, Grassroots Democratic Party of Liberia, All Liberian Coalition Party, Union of Liberia Democrats, People’s Unification Party, Alternative National Congress, Alliance For Peace and Democracy, Liberia National Union and Liberia Transformation Party. On Friday, November 28, 2014, the Supreme Court, through its Justice in Chambers, Phillip Z. Banks, issued a temporary stay on campaigning…

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