President Weah, International Community Hopeful of Credible Election
Monrovia, Liberia - The President of the Republic, H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah and the international community say Liberia is on course to serve as the beacon of democracy on the continent.
The international community comprising European Union Parliament, European Union Observer Mission, United Nations Representative for ECOWAS and the Sahel, and the ECOWAS Elections Observer Mission met with the President on Monday, November 13, 2023 in Monrovia.
During their meeting with the President, Mr. Leopoldo López Gil (Head of EU Parliament) and delegation thanked President Weah and the people of Liberia for a peaceful, credible, fair, and transparent election on October 10, 2023.
"We are pleased with the conduct of the elections. They were peaceful, free, fair, and inclusive," Mr. López Gil said.
Concluding, Mr. LÓPEZ said the European Union Parliament will support President Weah and the people of Liberia to ensure Liberia serves as the beacon of democracy on the continent of Africa.
For his part; the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for West Africa and Sahel, Leonardo Santos Simao described the October polls as peaceful and inclusive.
Comparing Liberia's conduct of the October 10 elections, the UN Envoy said Liberia is ready to lead the continent in terms of upholding democracy and peace.
He called on political actors to respect and adhere to the Farmington Declaration.
The ECOWAS Observer Mission thanked the government for promoting peace and democracy in the region.
"We are impressed with the conduct of the elections in Liberia. This has made us believe that the runoff will be peaceful," he noted.
He said Liberia would be credited for strengthening democracy in West Africa.
President Weah, in separately remarks, welcomed the delegations to Liberia once more and recommitted himself to upholding the tenets of democracy as he has done throughout the past six years.
"The runoff election will be free, inclusive, fair, transparent, and credible," the President maintained.