Liberia’s democracy ‘under assault’

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By Lorlornyofm November 8, 2017 15:54

Liberia’s democracy ‘under assault’

Liberia’s president says the country’s “democracy is under assault”, after elections to find her successor were halted indefinitely.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf spoke out in a radio broadcast two days after the Supreme Court ordered the second round vote to be stopped while an investigation into irregularities was carried out.

According to Reuters, Mrs Sirleaf said

“Democracy is only as strong as its weakest link and at these moments, our democracy is under assault. Our country’s reputation is under assault, our economy is under stress.”

Libera’s next president should have been decided on Tuesday, 7 November, when former footballer George Weah and Mrs Sirleaf’s deputy Joseph Boakai were due to face each other in the run off.

But a complaint by the Liberty Party’s Charles Brumskine, who came third in the original vote, over alleged frauds and irregularities led the court to suspend the vote.

It is unclear when it will now take place.

Source: bbc.com

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