Liberia’s Presidential Run-Off Can Now Hold
The presidential run-off elections that was suspended in Liberia could now go ahead after an electoral tribunal dismissed the case of one of the contenders who alleged fraud during the poll.
According to local media, the officer in charge, Mr Muana Ville, trashed the complaints because the party did not substantiate the allegation of fraud.
Ville added that the complaints also fell short of proving that the alleged irregularities had an impact on the overall results of the October 10 presidential and House of Representatives elections.
The complaints were filed by opposition figure and third-place finisher in the first round, Mr Charles Brumskine of Liberty Party, LP.
Brumskine had alleged massive fraud and irregularities in the general elections, calling for a re-run.
The ruling Unity Party represented by incumbent Vice President Joseph Boakai, who came second in the first round with 29%, later joined forces with LP.
On October 31, the country’s Supreme Court granted Brumskine’s request for a stay order on the run-off presidential election earlier slated for November 7.
The run-off will see first-round top finisher and football legend, Mr George Weah with 38%, slug it out with Boakai to succeed outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
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