15 February 2013

Liberia: NEC Brainstorms On Election Experiences

The National Elections Commission (NEC) Thursday (Feb 14) kicked off two-day forum on Election study tours, lessons learned and experience sharing.

The Executive Director of NEC, Mr. John Langley, told a gathering of electoral magistrates that the intent of the two-day workshop is to share experiences from the lessons they have learned from past elections so as take corrective measures for future elections.

He cited some of the areas of concentration as electoral legal frame work, the lesson they learned during the electoral system, pulling and counting and announcement of result.

According to him, many experiences will be shared from the past elections in Liberia, Ghana, Sierra Leone and other countries which Liberia has observed their elections.

Mr. Langley called on the magistrates and other NEC staff attending the workshop to take it seriously because, according to him, it will help in the conduct of future elections.

He thanked NEC's main partners, International Federation for Electoral System (IFES), for their continued support to the work of the Commission.

At the same time IFES Country Director, Florim Purova, said that IFES has been helping NEC to carryout elections observation in other countries.

He said the support for foreign experience is good because it will help NEC officials. He expressed his organization's (IFES) continued support to NEC activities.

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