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Early Liberia Election Tally Suggests Run-off Vote Likely

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Partial results from Liberia’s presidential election show incumbent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the lead, but falling short of the majority needed to avoid a run-off election. The partial results released by Liberia’s election commission Thursday showed Mrs. Sirleaf with about 44 percent of the vote. Her closest rival, Winston Tubman, had about 26 percent. Tallies […]

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Liberia’s Sirleaf Leading in Early Election Tally

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Initial results from Liberia’s presidential election show incumbent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf falling short of the majority needed to avoid a run-off election. The partial results released by Liberia’s election commission Thursday showed Mrs. Sirleaf with about 44 percent of the vote. Her closest rival, Winston Tubman, had about 26 percent. Tallies showed former rebel leader […]

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Liberia’s Johnson Sirleaf Leading in Early Election Tally

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Initial results from Liberia’s presidential election show incumbent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf falling short of the majority needed to avoid a run-off election. Liberia’s election commission said Thursday that Mrs. Sirleaf has won about 42 percent of the vote, with her closest rival Winston Tubman at about 25 percent. Final results are not expected until October […]

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Liberian Officials Expected to Announce Provisional Election Results Thursday

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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Liberian officials on Thursday are expected to announce the preliminary results of the country’s hotly-contested presidential election. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf held an early slight lead over her main rival Winston Tubman in unofficial polling data released Wednesday by the independent Liberia Media Center. The Monrovia-based organization said it compiled the data from tallies posted […]

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Report: Liberian President Holds Slight Election Lead

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A Liberian media report says President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf holds a small lead over her main rival Winston Tubman as votes are counted from Tuesday’s presidential election. The independent Liberian Media Center said Wednesday that President Sirleaf has about 135,000 votes, with Tubman at 113,000. Several other candidates trailed far behind. The report said the […]

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Report: Liberian President Holds Slight Election Lead

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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A Liberian media report says President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf holds a small lead over her main rival Winston Tubman as votes are counted from Tuesday’s elections. The independent Liberian Media Center said Wednesday that Mrs. Sirleaf has 102,000 votes, with Tubman at 85,000. Several other candidates trailed far behind. The report said the results are […]

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Liberians Await Results of Second Post-War Election

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Liberians are awaiting results from Tuesday’s parliamentary and presidential elections, the country’s second polls since the end of a 14-year civil war. The chairman of Liberia’s National Elections Commission, James Fromoyan, says initial results will be released Thursday. Final results are not expected until October 26. A top official of the U.S.-based Carter Center says […]

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Liberians Await Results of Second Post-War Election

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Liberians on Wednesday are awaiting the results of the country’s second national election since the end of its 14-year civil war. A National Election Commission official said late Tuesday that the election went smoothly, with no reports of unrest. Officials say initial results will be announced on Thursday, although final results are not expected to […]

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Liberia’s Second Post-War Election Peaceful

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Voting has wrapped up peacefully in Liberia’s national elections, the second since the end of a 14-year civil war. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon commended Liberia for the smooth vote Tuesday, saying it was an “important milestone” in rebuilding peace and democracy in the country. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is facing a tough fight […]

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Liberia’s Second Post-War Election Peaceful

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Voting has wrapped up peacefully in Liberia’s national elections, the second since the end of a 14-year civil war. Election observers told VOA that voting had proceeded smoothly despite heavy rains in some parts of the country. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is facing a tough fight for a second term, just days after receiving the […]

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