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Opposition withdraws from 'flawed' election

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Latest update : 2011-10-15

Eight Liberian opposition parties said Saturday they will pull out of the election process and not accept the results. The parties say the electoral commission rigged vote-counting in favor of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

AP - Opposition parties in Liberia say they’re pulling out of a recent presidential poll which they called “flawed” and say they won’t accept the results.

A Saturday statement from eight opposition parties including those of the second- and third-place candidates say the electoral commission manipulated vote-counting in favor of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

The statement also called for a Sunday rally but gave no details.

Sirleaf led late Friday with 45.4 percent of the vote, falling short of the majority needed to avoid a runoff, according to partial results.

The Harvard-educated Sirleaf faced 15 challengers on Tuesday. She is viewed abroad as a reformer and was awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for her role in stabilizing Liberia after a 14-year civil war.
 

Date created : 2011-10-15

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