Sunday, June 23, 2024

Liberia: Scramble for Presidency Heats up!

…Three Top Political Parties Settle on Running Mates Issues

The National Elections Commission of Liberia (NEC) has accredited 23 Political Parties to participate in the impending Presidential and Legislative Elections that are slated for October 10, 2023.

The 23 Political Parties include: All-Liberia Coalition Party (ALCOP), All-Liberian Party (ALP), Alternative National Congress (ANC), Change Democratic Action (CDA), Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC/NPP/LPDP), Coalition for Liberia’s Progress (CLP), Grassroot Democratic Party of Liberia (GDPL), Liberia Transformation Party (LTP), Liberian National Union (LINU), Liberty Party(LP) and Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR).

Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE), Movement for One Liberia (MOL) , Movement for Progressive Change (MPC), National Democratic Coalition (NDC), New Liberia Party (NLP),People’s Unification Party (PUP), True Whig Party (TWP),Union of Liberian Democrats (ULD), United People’s Party (UPP), Unity Party (UP), Victory for Change (VCP), and Vision for Liberia Transformation (VOLT).

Of the above parties, some have either entered into political arrangements with the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), or oppositions Unity Party and Liberty Party.

The above three parties named have been the center of discussions since debates about the upcoming election began.

One of the things that have been at the epicenter of these debates has been the issue of finding a running-mate.

Elements in the CDC had the views that the opposition was not prepared to unseat them, because at the time, it was grappling with issue of naming a running-mate.