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Electoral Promises Without Manifestos: A Crucial Missing Piece

As the October 10, 2023, Presidential and Legislative Elections draw closer, one missing element is the absence of clear and well-articulated manifestos from political parties. It is increasingly difficult to distinguish one political party from another in terms of ideological and developmental programmes. In Liberia, robust and vibrant ideologies and programs from political parties and […]

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The Balancing act between Campaign Finance, Money in Politics, and Public Resources in Elections

As Liberia political parties, candidates, and coalitions get in the middle of the electioneering period ahead of the October 2023 elections, the spotlight intensifies on the intricate interplay between campaign finances, money in politics, and public resources. Liberia, like many African countries, grapples with the regulation of political campaign funding. While campaign financing is essential […]

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Blowing the Whistle on the Destruction of Campaign Posters

As political parties and electoral candidates begin their campaigns, EISA Long Term Observers (LTOs) have reported the destruction of campaign posters across the counties under observation. The destruction of campaign posters can be dismissed as a minor offence that does not pose much threat to the elections. However, even minor offences when accumulated can pose […]

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The Farmington Declaration is more than a piece of paper

Africa’s culture and history is often passed on through oral tradition, with spoken words arguably more valuable than written words. An African proverb says that: “When an old man dies, a library burns to the ground.” This perspectives series challenges political leaders to reflect on their commitment to the 2023 Revised Farmington declaration. Political leaders […]

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Underscoring Edutainment Strategies for CVE

EISA Long Term Observers (LTOs) observing the launch of Civic and Voter Education (CVE) in Monrovia have noted the importance of edutainment as the campaign season unfolds. On 1 August 2023, the National Elections Commission (NEC) organized a women kickball game, which pitched the NEC-CVE Team against the Cells-CVE team. The former comprised members of […]

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Liberia’s political parties and candidates are gearing up for the official campaign period: But what matters?

The official campaign period for Liberia’s 2023 Presidential and Legislative Elections kicks off on 5 August 2023 and will end two days before election day, on 8 October 2023. The National Electoral Commission (NEC) recorded 1,030 aspirants who filed nominations documentation to contest. In accordance with the campaign guidelines, all candidates appearing on the final […]

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Jumping hurdles to contest in Liberia’s 2023 elections.

The recently concluded candidate nomination period provides important insight into the experience of political aspirants in the upcoming elections. The EISA International Election Observation Mission (IEOM) remains committed to assessing whether the pre-election environment provides a level playing field for all political parties and candidates to freely contest the elections. The candidate nomination period served […]