MONROVIA: Hot on the heels of the just-ended November 14, 2023 presidential runoff election in Liberia, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield has, on behalf of the government and people of the United States of America, commended the Liberian people for reaffirming their commitment to democracy, evidenced by peaceful holding of the runoff election in the country. In a special statement issued Wednesday, November 15, the Ambassador assured that the United States will “continue to promote accountability and will call out anyone who undermines the electoral process through fraud, violence, or intimidation”.
“Once again, the Liberian people reaffirmed their commitment to democracy in yesterday’s runoff election. We commend their dedication to exercising their right to vote broadly and peacefully. The United States will continue to promote accountability and will call out anyone who undermines the electoral process through fraud, violence, or intimidation.
“At each step of this election, Liberians from all walks of life have expressed their desire for Liberia – one of the oldest continuous republics in the world – to become a beacon of peaceful citizen-centered democratic governance in the region. The United States remains committed to helping the people of Liberia achieve this goal,” Ambassador Greenfield promised.
The statement from the acclaimed US diplomat comes in the wake of the holding of the recent presidential runoff election which saw President George Manneh Weah of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) being challenged by the leader of the opposition Unity Party (UP) Alliance, Ambassador Joseph Nyuma Boakai.