In Liberia, president vetoes sections of newly amended elections law affecting national election commission

17 March 2023
Flag of Liberia (photo credit: pixabay)
Flag of Liberia (photo credit: pixabay)
The President of the Republic, H. E. Dr. George Manneh Weah has vetoed several specific items or sections of the newly amended Elections Law recently submitted to his office by the National Legislature. The National Legislature through the House of Representatives recently approved and submitted to the President "An Act To Amend Certain Sections Of The New Elections Law (1986) As Amended Through 2014." But informing the House of Representatives whence the Bill originated, the Liberian Leader cited the timing, contravention, and/or disharmony with already existing laws, including the Constitution. [...] Line items vetoed by the President include [amendments on appointment and tenure of National Elections Commission (NEC) officials and amendments on the election complaint procedure.] [...] Apart from the specifically selected sections vetoed, President Weah has accordingly approved the other portions/sections in the Bill. The Bill submitted to the President includes several important sections, including the requirement that a political party's list of candidates to the' National Elections Commission (NEC) shall include no less than thirty percent (30%) candidates from each gender.
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