Coherent Identifier 20.500.12592/qmpnq8


31 August 2023


With the end of the UN Mission in Liberia in 2018, Liberia institutions are expected to manage the entire process of the October 2023 elections with no support from the UNMIL. [...] Only a quarter (25% in 2020 and 26% in 2022 surveys) said they trust the LNP “somewhat or a lot”; only 34% in 2020 and 30% in 2022 respectively said they trust the Courts “somewhat or a lot”; and 35% of the respondents in the 2020 survey said they trust the NEC “somewhat or a lot” but the trust level in the NEC dropped to 34% in the 2022 survey. [...] The high levels of disinformation and misinformation have made Liberians condemn the use of both traditional and social media to spread false information in the country, to the extent that 74% of Liberians agree that the government must restrict information sharing, especially the spread of misinformation and disinformation. [...] Again, the NEC lacks the means including helicopters and boats to transport election materials and election staff to the difficult-to-reach communities across the country. [...] In the absence of a formal peace architecture, the Inter-Religious Council (IRC) of Liberia which is made up of the Liberia Council of Churches and the Muslims Council of Liberia, play the peace promotion and mediation roles.

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