Liberia's 2017 presidential and legislative elections represented an historic achievement for the country and its citizens. The third polls conducted since the end of the 14-year civil war, they resulted in the first peaceful transfer of power from one president to another since 1944, and the first time ever that one democratically elected president succeeds another. Voter turnout was high, as many Liberians viewed peaceful dialogue and political action as important steps in the consolidation of the country's democratic progress. In partnership with the West Africa Election Observers Network (WAEON), NDI observed Liberia's electoral process from February 2017 to January 2018. The Institute conducted two preelection assessment missions in February and September 2017; and deployed four long-term thematic analysts in Monrovia; six long-term observers across the country; and election day delegations for the October 10 legislative and presidential polls and the December 26 presidential runoff. NDI conducted its activities in accordance with Liberian law and the Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation. Click on attached file for full statement.
The West Africa Election Observers Network (WAEON) is collaborating with the Washington DC-based National Democratic Institute (NDI) to participate in the upcoming general elections in Liberia, scheduled for October 10, 2017. Through NDI, WAEON will contribute to NDI International Observation Mission for the elections.