Liberian court clears way for presidential run-off vote - News Summed Up

Liberian court clears way for presidential run-off vote


Liberia's supreme court cleared the way for a presidential run-off election, ruling on Thursday that it had not found enough evidence of fraud to halt the whole process. Ex-soccer star George Weah will now face off against Vice-President Joseph Boakai in a vote that could mark Liberia's first peaceful transition of power in seven decades. The court dismissed a complaint from the third-place finisher Charles Brumskine's Liberty Party, which had said fraud had undermined the first round of voting in October. "In the absence of sufficient evidence, the court cannot order a re-run of the election," Justice Philip Banks said, reading out the court's decision. However, a spokesman for the Liberty Party said it would accept the result.


Source: The Star December 07, 2017 18:56 UTC


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