Second elections since end of civil war


The second general election since the end of the civil war in 2003 will take place today.

At stakes are the presidential posy, half the Senate (upper house) seats and all House of Representatives (lower house) seats.

In the presidential election incumbent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, of the Unity Party, will take on fifteen other candidates. Her main contenders are Winston Tubman of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) and Charles Walker Brumskine of the Liberty Party.

Half of the thirty Senate seats will be contested by 99 candidates and there are 766 candidates for the 73 House of Representative seats.

The 1.8 million voters will vote between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. local time. If no presidential candidate gets 50%+ then there will be a runoff on 8th November.

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