EU Deploys 81 Elections Observers to Liberia

The European Union Election Observation Mission to Liberia says it has deployed 34 short-term observers together with additional 12 observers from diplomatic representations of EU member states in Liberia.

A press statement says the observers will join 20 long-term observers, who have been in Liberia since the middle of September, bringing the total number of EU observers to Liberia to 81.

Chief Observer, Maria Arena, quoted by the statement said the Mission’s teams have been observing the electoral process for over a month now.

The Belgian politician and Member of the European Parliament said long term observers have engaged with all 19 Magisterial Election Offices and have held meetings in 56 out of 73 Electoral Districts to date.

Miss Arena said the EU Election Observers will on Election Day follow all election-related activities at various polling places and voting precincts in all of the 15counties.

She said they will among other things observe the opening of polling places, and will assess the electoral environment in which the election takes place.

The EU Election Observer Mission official further disclosed that the Missions´ initial findings will be delivered in a preliminary statement, which will be presented in a press conference shortly after Election Day.

A Final Report, she also noted, will include recommendations to be presented at a later stage.

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