ECC welcomes President Weah’s Initial Proposal For Constitutional Amendments

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The Chairman of the Elections Coordinating Committee Oscar Bloh says, it supports President George Weah’s intention for constitutional amendments in the Country.

According to the steering committee Chairman Oscar Bloh, the President’s decision is necessary for Liberia’s fragile and emerging democracy.

The new amendment among other things is recommending the reduction of the tenure of the presidency from six to five years while the senators from nine to seven years and Representative from six to five years respectively.

Mr. Bloh told reporters at a news conference in Monrovia Tuesday, August 13, 2019 that President Weah’s initial proposal is welcoming.

He is at the same time calling on president Weah to recommend to the national legislature a comprehensive amendment in order to avoid a constant change of provision within the constitution and to as well minimize financial spending.

Meanwhile the ECC is also recommending the change of the elections day in Liberia including the putting to a stop the conduct of all bi-elections because of low turnout and financial burden on national government.

Additionally the ECC recommended the removal power of the National election Commission in a resolution of electoral petition, Article (83-c)

Mr. Bloh further stated that the elimination of racists clause on citizenship (Article-27-b) as well as the limitation of the powers of the president and many more.

The recommendations from the ECC came after nationwide consultations from Liberians.