Article 52(c) and VP pick in the 2017 Elections

As we approach the period for the nomination of candidates for the 2017 General and Presidential elections, an interesting question arose in my mind and it had to do Article 52(c) and the selection of vice presidential running mate.

According to Article 52(c), “… provided that the President and Vice President shall not come from the same county.” What does this really mean? Is there any definitive law or rule that establishes which county one comes from?

Let’s consider for example, Joseph Jones: His mother was born in Bomi, his dad was born in Gbarpolu, and he (Joseph) was born in Monrovia. So which county is he from? Additionally, what if Joseph was raised in Rivercess and has spend his entire audit life there?

I think Joseph can run anybody’s ticket and there will be no way to disqualify on the basis of “same county.”



I am a Liberian professional with passion for pro poor economic development and grassroot political organizing. I have read public policy, corporate finance and accounting at various levels. I have worked in government, private sector and non-profit sector.

One thought on “Article 52(c) and VP pick in the 2017 Elections”

  1. I think the county of origin shall be the county in which the president or the vice president is registered to vote. You have a legal point.
    Austin S. Fallah


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