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NEC Updates Aspirants On Special Senatorial Election

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The New Dawn Liberia The New Dawn LiberiaThe National Elections Commission (NEC) on Wednesday held a meeting with Independent Aspirants whose names appeared on the provisional list of candidates for the 2014 Special Senatorial Election.

The meeting was called to brief the independent aspirants on the current state of the 2014 Special Senatorial Election.

During the meeting, the Chairman of the NEC, Cllr. Jerome George Korkoya, informed the aspirants that the Commission has written the President of Liberia and the Houses of Senate and Representatives are recommending the postponement of the Special Senatorial Election.

The Special Senatorial Election is scheduled for October 14, 2014, but Chairman Korkoya says under the current circumstances, the commission cannot conduct a free, fair transparent and credible election.

Chairman Korkoya said the Commission has been holding a series of consultations with authorities at the Legislature and there is a likelihood of conducting the Election any time before January 2015, in order to meet the constitutional date for the seating of senators to be elected.

Chairman Korkoya however, said a decision on the postponement of the election is required to be made this week because the Elections Law of Liberia mandates the Commission to publish the list of all polling centers in the country ten days prior to the conduct of any election.

He said following a pronouncement on the postponement of the election, the Commission will, in consultation with stakeholders proceed with the process of setting up new dates for campaigning and other elections related activities.

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