Tuesday 20 August 2019

Liberia court puts hold on work for run-off poll as it probes voting complaints

Stock picture of ballot papers
Stock picture of ballot papers

Liberia's Supreme Court has ordered a temporary halt to preparations for next week's run-off presidential election as it awaits a hearing on complaints alleging voting irregularities.

The Supreme Court said on Wednesday that representatives of the National Election Commission and those who filed complaints should appear before it on Thursday.

The court emphasises this is not an annulment of the October 10 election.

Third-place candidate Charles Brumskine is leading a petition by other candidates and his Liberty party that alleges irregularities in the election's first round.

Vice President Joseph Boakai, who is set to face former footballer George Weah in the November 7 runoff, has said he supports the complaint though he is not directly listed.


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