Op-ed: Lack of civic education and watered-down proposals challenge upcoming Liberian referendum

By Ibrahim Al-bakri Nyei, 11 September
President George Weah of Liberia (photo credit: Présidence de la République du Bénin/flickr)
President George Weah of Liberia (photo credit: Présidence de la République du Bénin/flickr)
Liberians will in December 2020 go to a referendum to vote on proposed changes to their country’s constitution. If approved, the proposals would reduce the duration of presidential and parliamentary terms, allow double nationality, and change the timing of elections. [T]his referendum follows years of public discourses and consultations on the constitution. It comes exactly eight years after the formal process of constitutional reform was launched with the establishment of the Constitution Review Committee (CRC). In its four years of existence, the CRC elicited views from Liberians at home and abroad at town hall meetings, expert seminars, and conferences, among a raft of methodologies meant to include as many perspectives as possible.
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