Liberia Supreme Court indefinitely delays presidential vote

Supreme Court considers fate of Liberia presidential runoff

Liberia Election on Hold, Supreme Court Orders

No new date has been set for the poll which was scheduled for 7 November.

The court on Monday ruled that Tuesday's run-off vote will not hold until the National Elections Commission (NEC) completes its investigations.

Information Minister Eugene Nagbe then called Brumskine's allegations "the rants of a sore and selfish loser who is so blinded by ego and arrogance... even after 12 years of rejection by the voters", alluding to the fact that the Liberty Party candidate has now lost three successive presidential elections.

Liberia's Supreme Court has halted the presidential run-off amid allegations of "irregularities and frauds", with just a day's notice.

The vote is meant to mark Liberia's first democratic transition of power since 1944, but the Supreme Court this week halted preparations while it examined charges by third-place finisher Charles Brumskine's Liberty Party that the October 10 first round was marred by fraud.

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The decision throws Liberia's first democratic transition in seven decades into uncertainty a day ahead of what was to have been the final round of voting to pick between former global footballer George Weah and incumbent vice-president Joseph Boakai.

Commentators describe the election - showcased as Liberia's first democratic transition in seven decades - as a key test of stability after Sirleaf's presidency, which followed back-to-back civil wars between 1989-2003 in which an estimated quarter of a million people died.

Despite his illustrious soccer career (he's the only African to win the Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards), Weah isn't new to Liberian politics.

Weah and Boakai won 38.4 and 29.8 percent of the votes, respectively.

Wilmot Paye, the chairman of Unity Party, said his party's leadership is glad because the responsibility of upholding democracy rests with the Supreme Court.

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"Liberians are people who do not want problems".

Her spokesman has said the meeting was in the course of the normal actions of a concerned president.

Addressing the court's five justices last Friday, Brumskine cited "gross irregularities".

Boakai is also believed to have fallen out with his boss over her absence from the campaign trail, while supporters whisper that she prefers Weah, and the vice-president says he is in contact with Sirleaf "as and when she finds it necessary".

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