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Liberia’s Unity Party Expels Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Liberia’s Unity Party Expels Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

🕔14:54, 14.Jan 2018

Johnson Sirleaf, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who has been in power for 12 years, denies the party’s allegations that she held inappropriate private meetings with election magistrates before the Oct. 10 vote. “The behaviour of the expelled persons … constitutes sabotage and undermined the existence of the party,” said the statement announcing the decision, which was taken by the party’s executive committee late on Saturday.

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George Weah Claims He is Set to Win Liberia’s 2017 Presidential Election Against Joseph Boakai

George Weah Claims He is Set to Win Liberia’s 2017 Presidential Election Against Joseph Boakai

🕔19:36, 27.Dec 2017

But unofficial partial results announced on local radio stations all showed the favourite George Weah in the lead, and Morlu said he expected his candidate to win with about 70% of the vote. “It is clear. We are only waiting for the (election commission) to announce the results and declare him president,” Morlu said. “We are calling on… Boakai to concede defeat and congratulate George Weah.”

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Liberians Head to the Polls in Historic Election

Liberians Head to the Polls in Historic Election

🕔14:48, 26.Dec 2017

Boakai has found it harder to convince voters that he will bring change, given that he worked alongside Johnson Sirleaf for 12 years. Weah, by contrast, has won the hearts of mostly young Liberians through his star performances for Europe’s biggest football teams in the 1990s.

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