Liberia Supreme Court to decide on election run-off

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Liberia’s Supreme Court is expected to rule later today on whether there will be a run-off or re-run of the presidential election.

Ex-football star George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai were due to go head-to-head in the 7 November vote.

George Weah (left) and Joseph Boakai were meant to compete in the second round

But at the beginning of November the Supreme Court ordered preparations for a run-off to be halted to allow for investigations about allegations of fraud in the first round.

The Liberty Party’s Charles Brumskine, who came third in the first round, has challenged the result.

Mr Brumskine and the Liberty Party said the first round was “characterised by massive systematic irregularities and fraud”, including polling stations opening late and therefore preventing people from voting.

 

Source: bbc.com

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