UN chief Guterres hails 'peaceful conduct' of Liberia election

2017-12-28 07:17
George Weah (File: AFP)

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New York - The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday hailed the "peaceful conduct" of Liberia's presidential run-off election, which pitted former international footballer George Weah against Vice President Joseph Boakai.

"The Secretary-General welcomes the peaceful conduct of the second round of the presidential election in Liberia," spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said in a statement.

"He commends the government, political parties and people of Liberia for the orderly poll."

Guterres has requested that former president Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria, a member of the UN chief's high-level advisory board, travel to Monrovia from December 28 to 30 as part of the international body's "good offices engagement in Liberia," Dujarric said.

Read more on:    george weah  |  antonio guterres  |  joseph boakai  |  liberia  |  liberia 2017 elections  |  west africa

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