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Liberia’s Electoral Body Says All Set for Tuesday’s Presidential Vote

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By E.J. Nathaniel Daygbor

Liberia’s National Elections Commission says all set for Tuesday’s legislative and presidential elections as an estimated 2.5 million people are expected to decide on keeping incumbent president George Weah or elect a new President.

Voting materials have been dispatched to all 19 magisterial offices throughout the country’s 15 counties, NEC Chairperson Davidetta Brown Lansanah told reporters Monday in the capital Monrovia.

She said all temporary staff and employees of the electoral agency responsible for the conduct of the polls are also deployed throughout the designated polling places and precincts. Polling starts at 8:00 am local time.

The elections chief wants Liberians to be peaceful as they go about voting the candidates and political parties of their respective choices.

She condemned electoral violence that erupted during the campaign period and call on well-meaning Liberians, foreign partners and civil society groups here to condemn such acts.

“Violence has no place in our electoral processes,” she said.

There are 19 presidential contenders including former Vice President Joseph Boakai are pushing to unseat incumbent President George.

 

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