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Free and Fair Elections in Liberia

Did u know that it will be the first time since 1944 that a democratically elected leader will hand over power to another elected leader in Liberia?

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf not Seeking another Term

Millions of Liberians will vote on Tuesday to elect a new president and legislators in the West African country’s third election since the end of the civil war in 2003.

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the continent’s first female president, is stepping down after serving two six-year terms in office – the constitutionally mandated limit.

When she was sworn in for her first mandate in 2005, Sirleaf inherited a country ruined by a 14 years of civil war that killed more than 250,000 people, rampant corruption, a battered economy and about $4.5 billion, which creditors took 5 years to cancel.

In 2011, she was one of a trio of women who won a Nobel Peace Prize; four days later she was re-elected president.

 

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