Political Parties in Liberia Sign Peace Accord Ahead of October Polls

Liberian President George Weah to Seek Re-election (News Central TV)

Ahead of Liberia’s October presidential and legislative elections, 26 political parties on Tuesday signed a peace accord to prevent violence and the breakdown of order.

President George Weah said the accord shows the country’s commitment to national stability during the election.

“History has taught us that the risk of post-conflict countries to regress to war is extremely high. By any account, therefore, Liberia is a post-conflict success story,” Weah said.

The peace accord obliges signatories and their supporters to uphold peaceful elections and resort to constitutional means if they are dissatisfied with the electoral process and outcomes.

Former vice-president Joseph Boakai of the former ruling Unity Party and Alexander Cummings of the Collaborating Political Parties, are among the strongest contenders challenging the incumbent President.

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