Liberians participated in another historic election in 2017, ushering in the nation’s first peaceful transition of power from one democratically elected leader to another since 1944, following voting in 2005.

After the election, the nation hopes to build on this achievement in order to institutionalize a strong democracy that serves its citizens.

A variety of factors influence voter participation, including political indifference, political socialization, modernization, and urbanization.

Voter indifference in Liberia has been linked to vote buying, trucking, and voter intimidation.

We examine the votes received by the winners and first runners-up in the elections held in 2005, 2011, and 2017.

This story was produced with the Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID)’s support.


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