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Liberia: Breakup in main opposition coalition alliance helps Weah ahead of 2023 vote

By Dounard Bondo
Posted on Monday, 10 January 2022 19:51

Liberia's President George Weah attends a plenary session at the start of the Paris Peace Forum, in Paris, France, 11 November 2021. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Ahead of the Liberian presidential and senatorial elections in 2023, disagreements within the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) – Liberia’s largest opposition coalition – has resulted in the withdrawal of the All Liberian Party (ALP) from the coalition. This strengthens President George Weah's chances for re-election in 2023.

The CPP was a coalition of four major opposition political parties, and they represented the primary challenge to a second term for Weah and his party, the Coalition of Democratic Change.

The CPP coalition consisted of the Unity Party, which is a former ruling party, the ALP, the Liberty Party (LP) and the Alternative National Congress (ANC).