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Date:14 Dec 2017
#LiberiaElections: Run-off to elects a new leader set on 26 December

The Supreme court of Liberia finally gave the go ahead for the country’s National Elections Commission (NEC) to set a date for the presidential run-off after a majority decision to reject a petition for full re-run of the elections.

NEC has since set December 26 as the date for the re-run that will see the Coalition for Democratic Change’s (CDC) George Weah face off against Unity Party’s (UP) Joseph Boakai.

“I am pleased to announce that the 2017 presidential runoff elections will be conducted on Tuesday, December 26, 2017,” the president of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Jerome Korkoya, said.

Vice President Boakai has since petitioned the Supreme Court seeking an injunction to halt this Dec 26 run-off vote. The petition challenges the credibility of the country’s electoral body to conduct a free and fair election. It is not clear if the Supreme Court will hear

The winner of the December 26 poll will succeed President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa's first elected head of state who is stepping down after 12 years in office.


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