NO FRONT RUNNER FOR 2017
Barely a year to presidential and representative elections here, the United Nations has released a report in which it says “There is no clear frontrunner to succeed President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, who is supporting the candidature of her Vice President, Joseph NyumahBoakai.”
ELLEN MAKES CASE FOR BOAKAI
President Ellen Johnson - Sirleaf has launched an appeal to Liberiansto stand by her vice president Mr. Joseph NyumahBoakai in his questfor the presidency against 22 registered political parties andpresidential aspirants, saying she supports him.
PRESIDENTIAL TENURE CUT TO 4 YEARS
Sitting in extraordinary session the House of Representatives has voted overwhelmingly for reduction in presidential tenure here from six to four years, senatorial tenure from nine to six years, and representative tenure from six to four years, respectively pending concurrence by the Liberian Senate.
After he was booted out of office in September, former speaker Alex Tyler for the first time attended session on Wednesday, 31 November with complaint that he has no office to sit in. The Bomi County Representative was on Wednesday seen busy making calls on his cellphone while session was actively in progress.
PRES. SIRLEAF RECEIVES GUINEA BISSAU PM
The Chairperson of the ECOWAS Authority and President of Liberia, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has received in audience and welcomed the appointment of Prime Minister, Mr. Umaro El MokhtarSissocoEmbalo of Guinea Bissau in furtherance of resolving the political issues that have paralyzed the West African nation. President Jose Mario Vaz recently made the appointment following the dissolution of the government.