Liberia vote on 19 propositions for constitution amendment

Published: 3/Apr/2015
Source: Front Page Africa

Under tight security presence, delegates at the constitutional review conference in Gbarnga Thursday overwhelmingly voted for nineteen prepositions for possible amendments in the current Liberian constitution. Despite a two day protest by Muslims against the restoration of Liberia to a Christian nation, delegates at the conference voted overwhelmingly in favor of the recommendations culled from series of nationwide town hall discussions almost a year ago.

It was a show of unity from the Christian delegates at the conference, who, prior to Thursday’s process, had reportedly converged at a local church in Gbarnga to rally solidarity. And indeed it paid off as the entire hall predominately voted in favor of a preposition many say could restore the pride of Liberia. They sang ‘this is a day that the long has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it’ in reaction to

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Themes: Dual Nationality
Regions: West Africa, Liberia
Year: 2015