Liberia Election: Court Gives Go Ahead For Run-Off Poll

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Liberia's supreme court has cleared the way for the presidential runoff election to go forward, saying there was not enough evidence to support allegations of fraud.

Ruling on an appeal for a re-run of the first round of elections held on October 10, the apex court said evidence provided by the appellants was insufficient to grant their prayers.

The two political parties alleges the October 10 elections were characterized by fraud and irregularities, and was therefore short of the minimum standards for free, fair and transparent elections.

In its 4-1 ruling, the Supreme Court acknowledged that the first round of presidential and legislative elections were, to some extent, characterised by fraud, irregularities and disregard of the New Elections Law.

However, the five-strong panel ordered a technical clean-up of the much-criticised voter registration roll before the second round, which was called after no single candidate gained more than 50% of the vote on Oct 10.

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The parties are calling for a rerun of the election.

The date of the run - off will be determined and announced by the electoral commission which has been ordered by the Supreme Court to conduct critical reforms before the next election.

"Poll watchers, who did not register at their places of assignment and those whose names are not in the FRR should not be allowed to vote", the court ruled.

The court also ordered NEC's chairman, Jerome Korkoya, and other staff of the commission to refrain from making public statements that may suggest bias in relation to complaints filed with the commission.

Previously, Liberia's Supreme Court had suspended the presidential run-off that was expected to take place November 7 between former footballer George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai pending the NEC's completion of the investigation into the Liberty Party's complaints.

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