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President Sirleaf states concern over Lower House impeachment initiative

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President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
MONROVIA, LIBERIA-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has expressed serious concern over recent attempts by some members of the House of Representatives to initiate impeachment rulings against majority members of the Supreme Court of Liberia. The President said the action that is prompted because of judicial decisions made by the Supreme Court is clearly in violation of Article 73 of the Constitution of Liberia. According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf said in light of unfolding impeachment proceedings the Executive Branch of Government is not prepared and will not support any unconstitutional maneuverings from any of the institutions of Government. She said at this time all branches of Government should be working coordinately to ensure peaceful elections and the smooth transfer of power, adding that in Liberia’s system of Government, the Legislature is empowered to enact laws and the Supreme Court is mandated and authorized to interpret the laws. President Sirleaf said the process in the House of Representatives tends to undermine the peace, threaten the elections process currently underway and create confusion and chaos in the Country’s fledgling democracy. She then called on the House of Representatives to abandon this course of action for the sake of peace and stability in Liberia. She concluded by saying that the Executive Branch of Government will not support any action, which tends to undermine the Constitution and reverse the gains this country has made, the release stressed.
 


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