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NEC seeks to revise regulations and guidelines for political parties, commences retreat in Bassa

The National Elections Commission (NEC), through its Legal Section has commenced a 5-day Legal Framework seeking to revise its Regulations and Guidelines for Political Parties and Independent Candidates throughout Liberia.

The legal framework retreat discussion is taking place in Buchanan, in Grand Bassa County. The legal retreat is under the theme, “Revising the Elections Regulations”. Members of the Board of Commissioners (BOC), and Senior Technicians of the Commission are participating in the five-day event.

A statement issued by the NEC Monday indicates that the National Elections Commission is sorely funding the Legal-Buchanan discussion. According to the Legal Section of NEC, the core objective of the legal forum in Buchanan is to revise the regulations governing political parties and independent candidates, Voters’ Registration and others ahead of the 2023 General Elections.

At the opening of the legal retreat in Grand Bassa, on Monday, 23 May 2023, the Chairperson of NEC, Madam Davidetta Brown Lansanah expressed total confidence in the ability of the NEC Technicians to ensure that the appropriate regulations and guidelines are revised to be used during the 2023 general elections.

Madam Browne Lansanah mandated the NEC Technicians, including lawyers and non-lawyers to fully participate in the process so as the put forth a comprehensive document on the regulations, guidelines, voters’ registration and others. Nearly fifty NEC Technicians and members of the Board of commissioners are attending the five-day forum on regulations for political parties and independent candidates.

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