This preliminary statement is offered by the National Democratic Institute’s (NDI) election observer delegation for Liberia’s 2017 presidential and legislative elections. The purpose of the mission is to support Liberia’s efforts to conduct peaceful, credible polls; impartially and accurately assess the electoral process to date; and offer recommendations to improve future elections. In partnership with the West Africa Election Observers Network (WAEON), this mission is part of NDI’s comprehensive international election observation effort, which has been observing the country’s electoral process since February 2017. This statement builds on two pre-election assessment missions in February and September 2017, as well as the findings and contributions of the mission’s four in-country analysts and six long-term observers who have been deployed across the country since June.
Thursday, October 12, 2017