International community is said to be mounting pressure on Liberian political parties leaders and the electoral commission to end ‘unnecessary delays’ and elect a new president, this latest call comes from the European Union (EU) as she joined chorus urging Liberian political parties. International donors have poured billions of dollars into Liberia since Sirleaf was elected in 2005, and are nervously monitoring what should be the country’s first democratic transition in seven decades. The EU declaration follows a joint statement from the African Union (AU), Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and Liberia’s United Nations peacekeeping mission which fired a warning shot to those calling for an re-run of the whole election, dragging the process into the new year. “We cannot but express concern over the prospects of a significant delay in bringing the litigations to their closure, thereby thwarting completion of the election process before the constitutionally-mandated date of government transition in January 2018,” the statement released Friday said. The joint statement expressed hope that “the collective will and aspirations of the Liberian people will not be compromised for individual ambitions,” an apparent barb at the losing candidates.
Source: GNN Liberia November 14, 2017 18:00 UTC