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Liberia Supreme Court hearing may delay run-off election

2 November 2017 2:12 PM
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George Weah
Jospeh Boakai
A legal complaint backed by three political parties regarding the October presidential election was set to be heard on Thursday.

On Thursday, Liberia's Supreme Court summoned the country's electoral commission over a legal complaint backed by three political parties regarding the October 10 presidential election, causing a potential delay in a runoff vote.

The complaint was lodged by an opposition party and backed by the ruling party of presidential candidate and incumbent Vice-President Joseph Boakai.

Boakai is due to face former international footballer George Weah in the November 7 runoff vote, after none of the candidates won a majority of votes in October.

Ray White spoke to Simon Allison, Africa Editor Mail & Guardian, to find out what this means for the runoff.

The guy who finished third has said actually this election was fraudulent and rigged, and he wants it to be done all over again presumabely to increase his chances of finishing in the top two.

Simon Allison, Africa Editor Mail & Guardian

There are certainly political tensions, but people are just at the moment waiting and seeing to see how it plays out.

Simon Allison, Africa Editor Mail & Guardian

Click on the link below to listen to the full audio.....


2 November 2017 2:12 PM
Tags:
Liberia
Liberia elections
George Weah
Jospeh Boakai

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