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NO DEAL WITH WEAH
The leader of opposition political party Alternative National Congress or ANC Alexander Benedict Cummings has denied media reports that the party is in talks with the Coalition for Democratic Change for possible merger, saying there is no political deal with the CDC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PRESIDENT’S LETTER ANGERS SENATORS
Members of the Liberian Senate went in total disarray when Senate President Pro- Tempore ArmahJallah announced that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf had written Speaker J. Emmanuel Nuquay for a joint legislative retreat with the President on tomorrow, Thursday, and that the letter addressed to the Speaker, is also intended for members of the senate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Useless coalitions
Liberia’s former Solicitor General Cllr. Tiawon Gongloe says forming coalition under constraints after being defeated in the first round ofelections is unnecessary, on grounds that such coalitions by political parties are only real in the first round when players have relevance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DO WHATEVER YOU WANT
President Ellen Johnson - Sirleaf downplayed rants directed at hergovernment by returning self-exiled Movement for Progressive Changepolitical leader Mr. Simeon Freeman, telling him to do whatever he wants, while declining to further comment upon her return home Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PRES. SIRLEAF RECEIVES GUINEA BISSAU PM
The Chairperson of the ECOWAS Authority and President of Liberia, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has received in audience and welcomed the appointment of Prime Minister, Mr. Umaro El MokhtarSissocoEmbalo of Guinea Bissau in furtherance of resolving the political issues that have paralyzed the West African nation. President Jose Mario Vaz recently made the appointment following the dissolution of the government.

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In less than a decade, the country has gone through significant recovery stages that have brought social, economic and political transformations, affecting every fabric of life and enabling the oldest African independent state to retake its place among the comity of nations. Once again, Liberia is playing active roles in every world body whether at sub-regional, regional, continental or global level. These gains have been made possible primarily because of the current peace prevailing here.

But this country stands at the crossroads at the moment. About a month or so from now, Liberians will go to the poll for general and presidential elections to elect new leadership for the country. The manner in which we conduct ourselves during these elections will crucially determine whether or not, the gains achieved since 2003 will be solidified for greater political, social and economic successes.

The August 23, 2011 National Referendum was the first step toward the conduct of democratic elections. However, elections in themselves do not guarantee peace and stability as we have observed here and in neighboring countries. Whether you belong to the ruling party or the opposition bloc, we all should realize that peace and stability are two cardinal instruments needed to continue to exist as a nation and move on with development not only for ourselves, but our children, grand children and great grand children.

This is why we reiterate call for a peaceful campaign process, leading to the elections and even the post-election environment. If recent news of arms discovery here and there is anything to take cue from, then we should take the utmost care towards these elections in order to preserve the nation state.

Lest we should forget, there are thousands of investment partners here whose primary interest is the continuous stability of the country with a favorable economic environment where investments will continue to boom. And importantly, any government that will emerge from the polls whether ruling party or opposition bloc will rely on taxes from investors to deliver on campaign promises and provide social services to the people. 

Since the 14-year civil conflict, Liberians have traveled abroad and returned with great investment ideas. Today, many citizens are competing with aliens on the local market – whether in used cars business, petroleum products, provision or grocery shops, more and more Liberians are venturing into entrepreneurship, which is good for our economy.

However, the basis for a strong and prosperous economic environment is security and political stability. The gateway to achieving these standards is through free, fair and credible elections that will leave no room for contention and subsequent violence.   

We call on political party standard bearers and their followers to go through the electoral process with a high degree of maturity, placing Liberia above personal interest, greed and sentiment. We need the current peace prevailing in the country to build upon and advance with development and prosperity. He that has ears let him hear!!

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