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NEC Certificates more political parties

NEC NDChairman Korkoya presents certificates to the two registered political parties The National Elections Commission (NEC) has certificated two new registered political parties in Liberia.

The two new political parties are the New Liberia Party (NLP) and the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE). The parties were certificated at a ceremony held Thursday, September 24, 2015 at the headquarters of the Commission in Monrovia.

During the ceremony, the Chairman of the Commission, Cllr. Jerome George Korkoya, said the parties were certificated in concert with Article 77(a) of the Liberian Constitution and Section 21.1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which, among other things, emphasize the right of all persons to participate in the governance of their country and the right of free competition of ideas by political parties and individuals.

Chairman Korkoya called on the parties to include Liberians from all spheres of Life in their political activities in line with the laws of the country. Article 77 of the Liberian Constitution requires each political party in the country to have a membership of not less than five hundred qualified voters in each of at least six counties in Liberia. The two new political parties bring to twenty, the total number of registered political parties in Liberia.-Press Release

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