Op-ed: Unilateral appointment of elections board in Liberia leads to political bias

By Jackie N. Sayegh, 26 March
President George Weah of Liberia (photo credit: GovernmentZA/flickr)
President George Weah of Liberia (photo credit: GovernmentZA/flickr)
The current issue being debated in Liberia is President Weah’s appointment of a naturalized citizen to head the NEC. This has become a hot topic on all Liberian outlets. Why should it? When we slipped by providing in the constitution that the president appoints the Chair of the Electoral Commission and the election commissioners, why should the outcry come now when we have fallen? The problem with unilateral appointment is that it does not guarantee the appointment of an independent Chair and commissioners.
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