Liberia Runoff to go Ahead Says Supreme Court

Remigio Civitarese
Dicembre 7, 2017

Immediately after the pronouncement was made given NEC the green light to go ahead with the Runoff election at a schedule date, dozens of Liberians from around the Capital of Monrovia and its environs were jubilation, as some shouted 'We will vote, We will vote, thanks to the Supreme Court, ' others were took exception. The ruling ends weeks of uncertainty over the electoral process in a country that emerged from a protracted civil war in 2003.

That request was denied by the court which said it was "not convinced that burden of proof was met", thereby paving the way for the planned runoff between former global footballer George Weah and current Vice-President Joseph Boakai to move forward as planned. Weah got 38 percent of votes in the first round on October 10, while Boakai came second with 29 percent of ballots cast. Brumskine was joined by the Unity Party in his call for a rerun of the election, saying it was marred by fraud and irregularities.

The Thursday's Supreme Court ruling and politics dominate the headlines of Liberian newspapers on Thursday.The Supreme Court will on Thursday rule in the Liberty Party and Unity Party versus the National Elections Commission case.

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