Posted On December 7, 2017 By In None With 19 Views

Liberia Supreme Court authorises presidential runoff with conditions

Monrovia, Dec 7, 2017 (AFP)

Liberia’s Supreme Court on Thursday lifted a suspension on a runoff vote for a new president, saying two parties alleging irregularities and fraud had insufficient evidence to re-run the first round of voting.
“This court cannot proceed to annul the entire elections,” a Supreme Court justice said, adding the five-judge panel was “not convinced that burden of proof was met” and instructing the electoral commission to prepare the planned second round.
However, the judge ordered a clean-up of the much criticised voter registration roll be conducted before the runoff delayed since November 7 between former international footballer George Weah and current Vice-President Joseph Boakai be held.

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