Liberia conducted the first elections solely managed by the country’s own institutions since the civil war on October 10.
Ex-football star George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai are the main competitors among the 20 presidential candidates contesting to succeed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first elected female leader, who is completing two terms.
Previous two elections were managed by the UN, which, this time takes a back seat, allowing Liberia’s own election commission and police to take over the conduct.
Footballing icon George Weah – one of the front-runners in Liberia’s presidential election – casts his vote pic.twitter.com/2H6KvyMSwz
— AFP news agency (@AFP) October 10, 2017
Liberia election today:
The ballot paper
(received via whatsapp) pic.twitter.com/1LHrZ4iuPN
— Samira Sawlani (@samirasawlani) October 10, 2017