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Liberia’s President Promises Reconciliation After Disputed Poll

Posted November 11th, 2011 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has announced that her fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Leymah Gbowee, will lead reconciliation efforts after Mrs. Sirleaf’s re-election divided the country. Gbowee shared this year’s Nobel Peace Prize with President Sirleaf and Yemeni activist Tawakkul Karman. In the announcement Friday, President Sirleaf said Liberia must move forward in harmony […]

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Liberian President Vows to Include Rivals in New Government

Posted November 11th, 2011 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Newly re-elected Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is promising to try and unite the country by including her rivals in the new government. President Sirleaf said late Thursday that she intends to reach out to Liberians from all political parties and ensure that they have a stake in the future, including members of the opposition […]

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Timeline of Liberia’s Key Political Milestones

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Here is a look at the critical political events and milestones leading up to Liberia’s presidential runoff election Tuesday November 8: 1822 – First settlement of freed slaves from the United States established in what is now Liberia. 1847 – Liberia becomes independent republic. 1944 – William Tubman becomes president. He stays in that post […]

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Liberia’s Sirleaf Wins Presidential Runoff Boycotted by Opposition

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first democratically elected female leader, has easily won a second term in a run-off election boycotted by her rival. With almost all the ballots counted from Tuesday’s voting, the election commission said Mrs. Sirleaf won more than 90 percent of the vote while opposition candidate Winston Tubman took 9 […]

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Liberia’s Sirleaf Clear Winner in Boycotted Run-Off

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Liberia’s President Ellen Sirleaf Johnson, Africa’s first democratically elected female leader, has easily won a second term in a run-off boycotted by her rival. With nearly all precincts reporting , the election commission said Thursday that Mrs. Sirleaf swept more than 90 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s poll. Earlier Thursday opposition candidate William Tubman […]

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Monitor: Liberia Elections Democratic

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Election observers from the Carter Center say Liberia’s presidential run-off this week was credible and met international standards for democratic elections. In a statement Thursday, the U.S.-based monitoring group said democracy in Liberia still faces “important challenges.” But the Carter Center dismissed as “unsubstantiated” claims by the opposition that the election process was seriously flawed. […]

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Monitor: Liberia Elections Democratic

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Election observers from the Carter Center say Liberia’s presidential run-off this week was credible and met international standards for democratic elections. In a statement Thursday, the U.S.-based monitoring group said democracy in Liberia still faces “important challenges.” But the Carter Center dismissed as “unsubstantiated” claims by the opposition that the election process was seriously flawed. […]

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Monitor: Liberia Elections Democratic Despite Opposition Claims

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Election observers from the Carter Center say Liberia’s presidential run-off this week was credible and met international standards for democratic elections. In a statement Thursday, the U.S.-based monitoring group said democracy in Liberia still faces “important challenges.” But the Carter Center dismissed as “unsubstantiated” claims by the opposition that the election process was seriously flawed. […]

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Liberia Preliminary Presidential Run Off Election Results Expected Thursday

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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Officials say preliminary results of Liberia’s presidential runoff election are expected as early as Thursday. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is poised to win a second term, while the opposition candidate, William Tubman, boycotted Tuesday’s election over alleged fraud. As Liberia awaited the final tally, the head of Liberia’s national police, Marc Amblard, announced Thursday that […]

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Liberia Tallies Votes in Boycotted Presidential Run-off

Posted November 9th, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Vote counting is underway in Liberia after a presidential run-off that was boycotted by the challenger, leaving President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf poised to win a second term. Observers have said voter turnout for Tuesday’s poll was very low, sparking concerns that opposition supporters will reject the outcome and that political violence will erupt. Opposition candidate […]

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