Liberians vote Tuesday

MONROVIA, Dec 8- Liberians are expected to go to the polls on Tuesday, December 8  to vote for  15 senators and two representatives.

They are to also  vote in an eight count  referendum one of which  calls for dual citizenship. For the referendum, the current leadership is  calling for the reduction of presidency from  six years to five years  as well as Senators from nine years to 7 and Representatives from 6 to five years.

Also,  the  official time from rainy season in  October to November. In addition to that, there will  be reduction in the tenure of the speaker and deputy speaker as well as the president Pro-Tempore.

“I think this a crucial election today.  The day we have been waiting for. I am going to vote this morning and  nothing is going to stop me. I will tell my little girl that your father voted and was part of the change in the date of elections,” Papa Kamara  a resident of  Cow field told this paper Tuesday.

Ahead of that, the president George Weah in a state of the Nation address late Monday called  on all Liberians to vote peacefully and called on state security to ensure the safety of all Liberians.

Over 200 observers are expected to monitor the vote.

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