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Campaigning Begins in Liberia, Amid Boycott Threat

Posted October 26th, 2011 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Liberia’s electoral commission has announced the start of campaigning for the country’s second-round presidential elections, while Liberia’s main opposition party is threatening to boycott the polls. National Elections Commission Chairman James Fromayan said Tuesday that incumbent President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her main rival, Winston Tubman, will compete in a run-off vote on November 8. […]

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Final Election Results Confirm Runoff Poll in Liberia

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Liberia’s election commissions says final results from the October 11 elections show that none of the presidential candidates won an outright majority. Officials Tuesday said incumbent President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her main rival, Winston Tubman, will face off in a second round vote, scheduled for November 8. She won about almost 44 percent of […]

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Liberia Opposition Threatens to Boycott Presidential Runoff

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Liberia’s main opposition party has threatened to boycott next month’s presidential run-off poll unless the elections commission chief is replaced. The party of former justice minister Winston Tubman on Tuesday accused the electoral body of rigging the first round of voting October 11. An official with Mr. Tubman’s Congress for Democratic Change says electoral commission […]

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Johnson Demands Part of Liberia Government in Exchange for Support of President Sirleaf

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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Liberia’s former rebel leader Prince Johnson is demanding his party be given 30 percent of the country’s future government in exchange for his endorsement of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the upcoming run-off election. Johnson, who finished third in the October 11 presidential election, said Wednesday that he would back President Sirleaf, whose 44 percent […]

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Liberia’s President Faces Runoff Vote

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Liberia’s president says she is ready for a run-off vote, after falling short of the majority needed to win last week’s presidential election outright. With nearly all the ballots counted, Liberia’s National Elections Commission said Monday that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has garnered 44 percent of the vote. Her top rival, former Justice Minister Winston […]

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Liberian Opposition Calls off Election Boycott

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Liberia’s opposition parties say they will participate in a second-round presidential vote, despite rejecting the first-round results. Second-place candidate Winston Tubman and other members of the opposition said Sunday they will call off a boycott since the preliminary results show no candidate has won the outright majority needed to avoid a run-off. But they cautioned […]

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Eight Opposition Parties Pull Out of Liberian Election

Posted October 15th, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Eight Liberian opposition parties say they are pulling out of the country’s recent presidential election, claiming the vote counting process is fraudulent and undemocratic. In a statement Saturday, the parties said election officials have manipulated the results in favor of incumbent President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who is leading in the latest results released Friday. Those […]

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Eight Opposition Parties Pull Out of Liberian Election

Posted October 15th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Eight Liberian opposition parties say they are pulling out of the country’s recent presidential election, claiming the vote counting process is fraudulent and undemocratic. In a statement Saturday, the parties said election officials have manipulated the results in favor of incumbent President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who is leading in the latest results released Friday. Those […]

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Liberian President Short of Outright Majority at Halfway Vote Tally

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 11:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Liberia’s incumbent President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has increased her lead in the country’s presidential election, but is still short of the majority needed for an outright victory. Election officials said Friday that Ms. Sirleaf now leads with more than 45 percent of the vote from Tuesday’s election, up from about 44 percent the day before. […]

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Liberian President Short of Outright Majority Halfway Vote Tally

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Liberia’s incumbent President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has increased her lead in the country’s presidential election, but is still short of the 50 percent majority needed for an outright victory. Election officials said Friday that Ms. Sirleaf now leads with more than 45 percent of the vote, up from about 44 percent the day before. Her […]

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