WAEON Logo

News

Elections au second tour en Sierra Leone: ROASE appelle à des scrutins pacifiques et crédibles

Apr-09 2018
Le R?seau d'Observation d'?lection de l'Afrique occidentale (ROASE) appelle les deux principaux candidats ? l'?lection pr?sidentielle en Sierra Leone ? condamner toute forme de comportement ? potentiel cons?quences n?gatives pour une ?lection pacifique le 31 mars 2018. ROASE note avec inqui?tude, les rapports de cas croissants d'incitation des sentiments tribaux et de l'utilisation du langage i...

Sierra Leone's March 31, 2018 Run-Off Election: WAEON Calls for Peaceful and Credible Polls

Mar-30 2018
Ahead of the second round of presidential election, the West Africa Election Observers Network (WAEON) calls on the two main candidates, Samura Kamara of the All People's Congress (APC) and Julius Maada Bio of the Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP), and their respective supporters to avoid the use of inflammatory language in the conduct of their campaigns. WAEON further calls on the leadership of ...

Sierra Leone Run-Off Election: WAEON Calls for Peaceful and Credible Polls

Mar-30 2018
The West Africa Election Observers Network (WAEON) calls on the two main presidential candidates contesting in the run-off elections of Sierra Leone to condemn any form of behavior with potential negative consequences for a peaceful election on March 31, 2018.

IREDD seeks autonomy status for NEC

Mar-26 2018
The Institute for Research and Democratic Development has recommended that the National Elections Commission be provided financial autonomy in order to stem the tide of political influence and broader space for the independence of the nation's electoral house. IREDD also recommended at a daylong conference that the National Elections Commission ensures adequate and long-term civic education...

IREDD seeks autonomy status for NEC

Mar-26 2018
The Institute for Research and Democratic Development has recommended that the National Elections Commission be provided financial autonomy in order to stem the tide of political influence and broader space for the independence of the nation's electoral house. IREDD also recommended at a daylong conference that the National Elections Commission ensures adequate and long-term civic education b...

IREDD Suggests Financial Autonomy For Liberia's Elections Commission

Mar-26 2018
The Institute for Research and Democratic Development is recommending that the National Elections Commission be provided financial autonomy in order to ?stem the tide of political influence?. IREDD says this would ensure adequate long-term civic education and decentralization of recruitment across the country. The organization is also calling on government to prioritize the establishment of...

Statement on the Voting Process

Mar-09 2018
National Election Watch (NEW) has been observing the 2018 general elections in Sierra Leone. NEW has deployed 506 trained and accredited priority observers to a random sample of 506 polling stations and 507 supervisors across the country to provide timely and accurate information on the conduct of the elections. 97% of the 506 sample observers have submitted reports on the set-up, opening and voti...

National Election Watch: Mid-Day Statement on the Set-up and Opening of Polling Stations

Mar-08 2018
This mid-day statement focuses on the setup and opening of polling stations and the findings are based on reports National Election Watch (NEW) has received from 97% out of the 506 Priority Observers deployed to polling stations proportionally nationwide and 507 supervisors across the country. Percentages reported do not cover all 11,122 polling stations but are statistically representative of...

Sierra Leone's March 7, 2018 Elections: WAEON Calls for Peaceful and Credible Polls

Feb-28 2018
In a few days - March 7, 2018, to be precise, the people of Sierra Leone will go to the polls to elect a new president, members of parliament and local council representatives. These elections will be the fourth since the end of the civil war in 2002, and return to constitutional democratic process. These elections will provide an opportunity for the country to reinforce gains made in its multipar...

Bulletin WAEON (Septembre - Décembre 2017)

Jan-21 2018
Le bulletin d'informations du ROASE-WAEON renseigne sur les activit?s entreprises par le Secr?tariat; celles des membres du r?seau dans leurs pays respectifs ainsi que l'actualit? sur les ?lections et la gouvernance dans la sous-r?gion ouest-africaine. Cette ?dition qui se veut ?tre la seconde pour le compte de l'ann?e civile 2017 fournit des informations sur les activit?s entreprises par le S...

WAEON Newsletter (September - December 2017)

Jan-12 2018
The WAEON Newsletter provides news and information on activities undertaken by the Secretariat; activities by network members in their respective countries; and updates on elections and governance issues within the West African sub-region. This edition, the second for 2017 features news and update on the WAEON activities as well as election and governance-related issues from member countries...

WAEON Statement on the impasse of the Liberia 2017 Re-Run of Elections

Nov-27 2017
The West Africa Election Observation Network (WAEON) has been following with keen interest, the developments in Liberia on the aftermath of the declaration of the results of the October 10, 2017 polls by the National Election Commission (NEC). The final declared results by NEC indicated that the two leading presidential candidates, George Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) and J...

Déclaration du ROASE-WAEON sur l'impasse du second tour des élections de 2017 au Liberia

Nov-27 2017
Le R?seau Ouest-Africain de Surveillance des Elections (ROASE - WAEON) a suivi avec un vif int?r?t le d?veloppement de l'actualit? au Lib?ria suite ? la proclamation des r?sultats des ?lections du 10 octobre 2017 par la Commission Electorale Nationale (NEC). Les r?sultats d?finitifs annonc?s par la NEC cr?ditant les deux principaux candidats ? la pr?sidentielle, George Weah de la Coalition pou...

ROASE La Déclaration Sur Le Libéria 2017 Élections

Oct-17 2017
Le R?seau d'Observation d'?lection de l'Afrique occidentale (ROASE) souhaite recommander les gens(le peuple) du Lib?ria pour un processus de jour des ?lections paisible pour l'?lection d'un Pr?sident et des Membres de la Chambre des repr?sentants le 10 octobre 2017. Dans l'ensemble, le jour des ?lections semble n'avoir ?t? lisse sans aucune menace ? la paix et ? la s?curit? du Lib?ria, malgr? ...

WAEON Statement on the Liberia 2017 Elections

Oct-16 2017
The West Africa Election Observation Network (WAEON) wishes to commend the people of Liberia for a peaceful polling day process for the election of a President and Members of the House of Representatives on October 10, 2017. On the whole, the polling day seems to have been smooth without any threats to the peace and security of Liberia, in spite of few lapses experienced during the election which ...

Liberia Elections: ECC Election Day Mid-Day Statement

Oct-13 2017
The domestic elections observer group in Liberia, the Elections Coordinating Committee (ECC) deployed 2,170 trained and accredited observers including 170 mobile observers and 2,000 polling place observers deployed in all 73 districts. Of the 2,000 observers, 832 are systematically deployed as Rapid Response Observers, 498 of which are deployed based on a proportional distribution by district. Thi...

Liberia Elections: ECC Election Day Preliminary Statement

Oct-13 2017
The domestic elections observer group in Liberia, the Elections Coordinating Committee (ECC) deployed 2,170 trained and accredited observers including 170 mobile observers and 2,000 polling place observers deployed in all 73 districts. This preliminary statement is based on reports that the Elections Coordinating Committee (ECC) has received from 496 out of 498 Rapid Response Observers deployed to...

Liberia Elections: Preliminary Statement Of The NDI International Observation Mission

Oct-13 2017
This preliminary statement is offered by the National Democratic Institute's (NDI) election observer delegation for Liberia's 2017 presidential and legislative elections. The purpose of the mission is to support Liberia's efforts to conduct peaceful, credible polls; impartially and accurately assess the electoral process to date; and offer recommendations to improve future elections. In partnershi...

Déclaration du WAEON / ROASE sur les prochaines élections présidentielles et législatives libériennes de 2017

Sep-25 2017
Le 10 Octobre 2017, le peuple lib?rien se rendra aux urnes pour l'?lection du Pr?sident de la R?publique et des membres de la Chambre des Repr?sentants. Ces ?lections seront les troisi?mes depuis la fin de la guerre en 2003 et la transition qui s'en est suivie avec l'adoption de la d?mocratie multipartite comme syst?me de gouvernance. Aussi, il convient de souligner que ces ?lections seront le...

WAEON's Statement on the upcoming Liberian 2017 Presidential and Legislative Elections

Sep-20 2017
The people of Liberia on October 10, 2017 will go to the polls to elect a President and Members of the House of Representatives. These elections will mark the third since the civil war ended in 2003 and the subsequent transition to multi-party democratic form of governance. Also worthy of note is the fact that these elections will be the first after the war that is managed and conducted mainly...

Opportunity: Training for International Observer

Aug-23 2017
There is an training opportunity for International Observers. Open and legitimate elections are at the basis of both sustainable development and effective democracy. Actions supporting the right to participate in genuine elections can play a major role in sustaining peace, security and conflict prevention. This support takes the form of electoral assistance projects and election observation missio...

Call for WAEON Short-Term Observers (STOs): Liberia 2017 Elections

Aug-18 2017
As part of the collaboration with the Washington DC based National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) for the upcoming October 10, 2017 Presidential and Legislative Elections in Liberia, we are seeking four (4) qualified persons to be recruited from members of the West African Election Observation Network (WAEON) for deployment as Short-Term Observers (STOs). STOs are expected to...

Appel à candidatures : Recruitement à court terme des Observateurs par ROASE (STOs) : Élections du Libéria 2017

Aug-18 2017
Dans le cadre de la collaboration avec l'Institut National D?mocratique pour les Affaires Internationales (NDI) bas? ? Washington DC pour les ?lections pr?sidentielles et l?gislatives du 10 octobre 2017 au Lib?ria, nous recherchons quatre (4) personnes qualifi?es pour ?tre recrut?es par des membres du R?seau des Observateurs ?lectoraux Afrique de l'Ouest (ROASE) pour le d?ploiement en tant qu'obse...
OTHER STORIES

WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING

MORE PHOTOS

CURRENT PROJECT

WAEON collaborates with NDI in the Liberian 2017 Elections

The West Africa Election Observers Network (WAEON) is collaborating with the Washington DC-based National Democratic Institute (NDI) to participate in the upcoming general elections in Liberia, scheduled for October 10, 2017. Through NDI, WAEON will contribute to NDI International Observation Mission for the elections.

LEARN MORE (220kb)