NEC Wants 10-year Residency Clause Suspended
She said the document is also seeking the lawmakers’ blessing to
amend the National Elections laws of 1986 so as to facilitate the holding
of the 2005 general and presidential elections.
The NEC Chairman made specific references to Article 52 of the Liberian constitution.
Commenting on the form of elections to be used during the pending elections, Cllr. Morris said the commission has resolved to use the traditional majoritarian system for the presidency and the Vice presidency, while for the senatorial race, it would use the simple majoritarian system.
For the House of Representatives, the NEC boss said a single non-transferable vote will be used.
Receiving the document on behalf of the NTLA, Acting Speaker Charles Clark assured the NEC that he will immediately submit the electoral draft proposal to the NTLA’s full plenary so that it can begin deliberating on the issue.
Assemblyman Clark who also heads the NTLA Executive Committee, added that the process of electoral reforms is cardinal to the entire peace process as such, the NTLA is taking the issue serious.