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'Liberia opposition to take part in runoff

2011-11-01 11:39

Monrovia - Liberia's main opposition party says it will take part in next week's presidential runoff vote after threatening a boycott.

The party — whose ticket includes soccer star George Weah — said on Monday it still wants to be assured of better access to the vote-counting process.

The agreement to participate in the November 08 ballot comes a day after the chairperson of the National Elections Commission resigned following allegations he favoured the incumbent president.

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is Africa's first democratically elected female leader and a Nobel Peace laureate. She won the first round but failed to reach the threshold needed to avoid a runoff.