The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the European Union (EU) have commended Liberia for the “largely” peaceful conduct of the country’s presidential election in the second round.
According to the EU mission, the NEC has demonstrated its ability to peacefully conduct the first elections to be held without the presence of the United Nations mission in Liberia (2003-2018), which was set up to guarantee peace after the civil wars that claimed more than 250,000 lives between 1989 and 2003 and whose memory is still vivid.
Deputy Chief Observer of the EU observation mission, Jarek Domanski said
“Election day was peaceful and we have seen improvements in the organisation of the electoral process since the first round.”
ECOWAS also congratulated all stakeholders on the “largely” peaceful elections, although it noted isolated incidents in the provinces of Lofa, Nimba, Bong and Montserrado, which resulted in “injuries and hospitalisation”.