Bintu Massaley Makes History, Becomes Youngest Lawmaker to be Elected in Liberia


26-year-old Bintu Massaley has been officially elected to the Honorable House of Representatives by constituents of Electoral District #1, Grand Cape Mount County. She is just one year above the legal age required to contest for a Representative seat in Liberia. Article: 30 (a) of the revised 1986 Constitution of Liberia provides that Citizens of Liberia who meet the following qualifications are eligible to become members of the Legislature: (a)For the Senate, have attained the age of 30 years and for the House of Representatives, have attained the age of 25 years; Bintu who hails from the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) turned 26 years few months to the conduct of the presidential and legislative elections. Bintu’s election makes her one of the youngest individuals ever to become a lawmaker in Liberia’s history. 26-years-old Bintu Massaley of CDC won incumbent Bob Sheriff of Grand Cape Mount County and will be the youngest to enter the 55th legislature in 2024. Her victory is an added advantage in advancing the advocacy of increased women participation in Liberian politics. By: Tarr UB Garnett See less

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