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Deadly Riots Erupt in Liberia Ahead of Runoff Poll

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Riots have erupted between Liberian police and opposition protesters in Monrovia, killing at least one person on the eve of a presidential runoff vote. Police fired tear gas at hundreds of rock-throwing supporters of former justice minister Winston Tubman, the incumbent president’s challenger in the runoff. Tubman has called on his supporters to boycott Tuesday’s […]

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Deadly Riots Erupt in Liberia Ahead of Runoff Poll

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Riots have erupted between Liberian police and opposition protesters in Monrovia, killing at least one person on the eve of a presidential runoff vote. Police fired tear gas at hundreds of rock-throwing supporters of former justice minister Winston Tubman, the incumbent president’s challenger in the runoff. Tubman has called on his supporters to boycott Tuesday’s […]

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Liberian Rivals Trade Accusations Over Voter Intimidation

Posted November 5th, 2011 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Tensions are high in Liberia as the country’s presidential rivals are trading accusations of voter intimidation, days before a scheduled run-off election. Former justice minister Winston Tubman is calling on Liberians to boycott the Tuesday run-off election where he faces President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. He alleges that corruption in the electoral commission means the vote […]

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Liberian Opposition Candidate Pulls Out of Run-off

Posted November 4th, 2011 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Liberia’s leading opposition candidate says he is pulling out of next week’s presidential run-off election, saying he believes the vote will not be fair. Winston Tubman told a news conference Friday that he will not take part in the November 8 race, and urged others to boycott the poll. He says his party, the Congress […]

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Liberia Prepares for Presidential Run-Off Amid Boycott Confusion

Posted November 3rd, 2011 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Liberia is getting ready for next week’s presidential run-off election amid uncertainty whether the opposition Congress for Democratic Change party will make good on its threat and boycott the vote. Final results from the October 11 polls showed that incumbent President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf won about 44 percent of the vote compared to 33 percent […]

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Liberian Opposition Renews Boycott Threat

Posted November 1st, 2011 at 9:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A top official in the party of Liberia’s presidential challenger says the party may still boycott next week’s run-off election. Congress for Democratic Change spokesman George Solo told VOA Tuesday his party continues to demand a new National Election Commission be formed and for new checks and balances to be implemented to ensure ballot boxes […]

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Liberian Presidential Challenger Drops Boycott Threat

Posted November 1st, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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The runner-up in Liberia’s presidential poll has dropped a threat to boycott next week’s run-off election. Winston Tubman told a news conference late Monday that his CDC party will take part in the run-off now that election commission chairman James Fromayan has resigned. Mr. Tubman and his party had threatened to boycott the November 8 […]

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Liberia Election Chief Resigns Amid Opposition Accusations

Posted October 30th, 2011 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The head of Liberia’s election commission has resigned just a week before a planned presidential runoff vote, amid accusations he was biased in favor of current President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. James Fromayan said Sunday he was stepping down because he did not want to stand in the way of a successful election. He has previously […]

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Liberia Election Chief Resigns Amid Opposition Accusations

Posted October 30th, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The head of Liberia’s election commission has resigned just a week before a planned presidential runoff vote amid accusations he was biased in favor of current President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. James Fromayan said Sunday he was stepping down because he did not want to stand in the way of a successful election. He has previously said […]

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Liberian Opposition Candidate Wants Pre-Conditions for Presidential Runoff

Posted October 26th, 2011 at 10:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Liberian opposition presidential candidate Winston Tubman is demanding pre-conditions for next month’s runoff election against President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Tubman tells VOA that the conditions include removing elections commission head James Fromayan. Tubman says many members of his Congress for Democratic Change party think Fromayan is biased in favor of the Sirleaf government and dismissive […]

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