By Jenneh T. Borbor
European Union Elections Observation Mission to Liberian has deployed about 20 long term observers in Liberia’s 15 counties ahead of the October 10 presidential and legislative elections.
These elections mark a significant milestone in the consolidation of Liberian democracy as such team will focus on the entire process, Jarek Domanski, the deputy chief observer of the EU Election Mission said Saturday in the capital Monrovia.
“The European Union Election Observation Mission will monitor the process impartially and independently. I can assure that our team of analysts and observers will deliver an objective assessment of the upcoming electoral process.
“The EU EOM will assess the Elections based on international and regional standards and commitments that Liberia has espoused together with its national laws.
“It will focus on the entire electoral process including an assessment of the legal framework, election administration, voter registration, candidate nomination, campaigning, the media’s role, voting, counting and tabulations of results as well as the complaints and appeals process.”
An estimate 2.5 million people are expected to cast ballot in a vote that feature 20 presidential candidates including incumbent George Weah and more than 800 candidates vying for seats in the House of Representatives and the Senate.