Liberia: ‘I’m a Liberian Citizen’

Published: 24/Jun/2016
Source: Liberian Observer (Monrovia)

By William Q. Harmon

With debate surrounding dual citizenship in Liberia and the level of impact it might have in the ensuing 2017 general and presidential elections, one of the most formidable and potential presidential aspirants, Alexander Cummings, has made his case clear, declaring that he is, indeed, a Liberian citizen.

Cummings is the political leader of the Alternative National Congress (ANC).

The Liberian constitution does not allow dual citizenship and those who find themselves in this situation are not permitted to contest or hold any elected position in the country.

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Themes: Dual Nationality
Regions: West Africa, Liberia
Year: 2016