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Unproven, there is no evidence to prove that the 2017 presidential elections was not “free, fair and transparent”.


The Political Leader of the All Liberian Party Benoni Urey claimed that the 2017 Presidential Elections were Rigged, the Results were Dictated and Manipulated.

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Local Voices Liberia IVerify team has fact checked this content and established that it is unproven.

To arrive to this conclusion, we reviewed reports by International Observer Missions assigned to Liberia in 2017 described the election as “peaceful, free, fair and transparent”.

A statement attributed to the UN Secretary General notes that “the conclusion of peaceful, transparent, free and fair elections confirms Liberia’s steady march towards lasting peace, stability and development”.

The African Union Election Observer Mission to Liberia in its final report also stated that it found that despite “some logistical, technical and legal challenges” faced by NEC, the elections were conducted in an orderly, transparent and credible manner, and in general accordance with Liberia’s national legal framework and international commitment for democratic elections.

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