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Carter Center Statement on Liberia’s Upcoming Election

ATLANTA (Dec. 5, 2020) — In advance of Tuesday’s election and referendum, The Carter Center encourages all Liberians to remain peaceful and to respect the rule of law and the international human rights of freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, and equal suffrage.

The Carter Center is honored to be a long-term partner of Liberia, and the upcoming election will be an important opportunity for the nation to advance democratic gains. The Center encourages all eligible Liberians to engage peacefully in the democratic process and calls on all parties and candidates to send a clear message to their supporters about the need for calm and a climate of peace and respect during and after the elections.   

 

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Contact: In Atlanta, Soyia Ellison, soyia.ellison@cartercenter.org

The Carter Center
Waging Peace. Fighting Disease. Building Hope.

A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, The Carter Center has helped to improve life for people in over 80 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; and improving mental health care. The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide.