Gyude Moore Discusses the Democratic Transition in Liberia

Gyude Moore Discusses the Democratic Transition in Liberia

Gyude Moore Discusses the Democratic Transition in Liberia

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Liberia has had a historic transition, the first in over 70 years, where one living president turned over power to another democratically elected President.

Gyude Moore talks about the significance of the recent democratic transition in Liberia and what’s next for the newly elected President.  

Transcript: So in the last month or so we've had a historic transition. The first in over 70 years where one living president turned over power to another democratically elected president and the process went through the courts but in the end the democratic traditions were established in such a way that Liberia is going forward but it's gonna be difficult for the current government to be able to do this on his own.

And even though international support isn't some sort of heirloom that President Sirleaf can simply bequeath to George Weah, President Weah is going to need just as much support as President Sirleaf did - probably even more.

Because the same problems that face President Sirleaf, those same problems still confront the country and as he moves in the direction of trying to create better opportunities for the people in Liberia we're going to need international support. We're going to need international support because expectations are high, people believe that George Weah is going to be able to deliver the future they've always wanted. And to be able to help him do that he's going to need support and assistance.

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