The International community in Liberia extends congratulations to the citizens of Liberia for their commitment to write a new chapter in their democratic dispensation during the 2023 Presidential and Legislative Elections.
In a press release over the weekend, the International Community commends national institutions including the Chairperson, Board of Commissioners and staff (permanent and temporary) of the National Elections Commission for their exemplary leadership and national ownership in Liberia’s elections management.
The International Community equally commends the joint security of Liberia for the integrity and professionalism in service rendered to the people of Liberia.
“We express recognition of the work of civil society organizations and all institutions who [that] exercised civic duty in service to Liberia during these elections.
The release says the International Community calls on Liberians to come together in a spirit of national unity, as emphasized by President George Weah in his concession speech.
Meanwhile, the International Community further calls on all partisans irrespective of political affiliation to safeguard Liberia’s peace in pursuit of security and development.
The International Community assures that it remains a strong partner in Liberia to complement national efforts in deepening democratic principles.
Liberians went to Presidential Runoff Election of 14 November 2023 in which incumbent President George Weah conceded defeat last Thursday, 16 November to his main rival, former Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai, calling on supporters and partisans of his ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) to accept defeat and move on. Editing by Jonathan Browne