Liberia presidential runoff vote receives go-ahead
MONROVIA, Liberia — Liberia’s supreme court cleared the way Thursday for the presidential runoff to go forward, saying there was not enough evidence to support allegations of fraud.
Liberia court says presidential runoff vote can go ahead
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's supreme court cleared the way Thursday for the presidential runoff to go forward, saying there was not enough evidence to support allegations of fraud.
The second-round vote between soccer star George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai had been put on hold last month after the Liberty Party alleged irregularities in the first round of voting on Oct. 10.
US Embassy expresses confidence in Liberia disputed election
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Liberia is expressing confidence in the credibility of the West African nation's elections as the runoff vote is postponed for investigations into allegations of fraud and irregularities.
International soccer star George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai were to face off in a Nov. 7 runoff to replace Africa's first female president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
Liberia president frustrated over runoff election delay
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president said Wednesday "our democracy is under assault" as the runoff election to replace her is delayed indefinitely by a court after allegations of voting fraud.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa's first female president, expressed her frustration in a radio address played on repeat. It was her first public statement since the Supreme Court's decision on Monday ordering that the Nov. 7 runoff vote be postponed.
Liberia Supreme Court halts presidential runoff elections
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's Supreme Court halted the presidential election runoff, which had been scheduled for Tuesday, until the National Elections Commission investigates allegations of irregularities and fraud in the first round.
Liberia’s Supreme Court to rule Monday on delaying election
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's Supreme Court will rule Monday on a petition asking to delay the runoff presidential election after a complaint said the National Election Commission failed to investigate claims of irregularities in the first round of the vote to replace Africa's first elected female president.