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Liberia’s 2024 Legislative By-elections in Nimba and Grand Gedeh Counties: Assessing the Races and the Racers

The Bigger PictureOn February 9, 2024, the National Elections Commission (NEC) of Liberia announced vacancies for a Senate seat in Nimba County and a House of Representatives seat in Grand Gedeh County. These vacancies arose due to the outcomes of the 2023 Presidential and Legislative Elections and the unfortunate incident that happened on December 4, […]

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Edging Towards the election date on 6 May 2024: Citizen motor Parades in N’Djamena, Chad

The countdown to the Chad elections has begun. The country heads inexorably towards May 6th, the date of the presidential election in Chad. The entire country is gearing up for the launch of electoral campaigns, a period where political aspirations clash, societal projects take shape, and every voter seeks to discern the most promising voice […]

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From Campaign Trails to Ballot Boxes: Unscrambling the Turnout Puzzle in Elections

Liberia’s election landscape as with many African elections is characterized by a vibrant campaign and electioneering culture with its unique colors and contours. One of the most intriguing aspects of African elections is the relationship between campaign turnout and the eventual voter turnout on election day. Since the beginning of the official campaign period on […]

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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 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 […]