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The Votes That Got Away

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Cecelia Dahn, 33, a Plantain Chips seller from West Point registered to vote in March but when it came to casting her vote last Tuesday, October 10, she stayed home. (AllAfrica)

Where Are They Headed?

[New Dawn] At long last the race for the Presidency which saw 20 candidates competing in the 10 October first round of polling has narrowed down to two contenders: Senator George Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change or CDC and incumbent Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai of the ruling Unity Party or UP. (AllAfrica)

Its Official

[New Dawn] The National Elections Commission (NEC) has announced that ruling Unity Party (UP) presidential candidate Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai and opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) candidate Sen. George Manneh Weah will contest the November 7, 2017 presidential run-off election, due to failure by either of 20 candidates to win a 50 percent plus one vote needed to be declared president. (AllAfrica)

PYJ Will Support 'Majority Side'

[NEWS] ... MDR Chief Scribe (AllAfrica)

Tarpeh Optimistic of CDC Victory

[NEWS] The Campaign Manager for the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) Professor Wilson Tarpeh has expressed optimism for victory in the November 7, 2017 presidential run-off election. (AllAfrica)

Senator Denies Influencing Voters

[NEWS] Gbarpolu County Senator Daniel Nathan has reacted to a story recently aired on Truth FM, linking him to using cash to influence voters in the county against the Liberty Party (LP) candidate, Prince Tormetie. (AllAfrica)

Boakai or Weah - NEC Declares Nov. 7 Runoff Campaign Open

[Observer] It is a complex question that will be determined by Liberian voters across the country as they head to the polls in a runoff of the Presidential Electoral scheduled for November 7, as officially announced yesterday by the National Elections Commission (NEC) yesterday in Monrovia. (AllAfrica)

Prince Johnson to Support the Opposition

[Observer] A source close to Nimba County Senator Prince Y. Johnson (PYJ), standard bearer of the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR), has now confirmed that the controversial senator will not abandon the Ganta Declaration, whose intent is to support a united opposition bid to unseat the ruling Unity Party (UP). (AllAfrica)

Liberian President Slams Abuses, Violence Ahead of Runoff Elections

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Ahead of the upcoming run-off Presidential elections, Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has condemned in the strongest terms what she calls the abuse and misuse of social media through the use of invective, hate speech and outright vulgarity. (AllAfrica)

'Opposition Victory Best for Liberia'

[New Dawn] The Association of Opposition Political Parties Youth Wings says it strongly believes that it is about time that a member of the opposition takes stake power rather than the ruling Unity Party (UP). (AllAfrica)

National Elections Commission Needs to Do Soul Searching

[FrontPageAfrica] NOW THAT IT IS OFFICIAL that the nation is heading to a runoff election between Vice President Joseph Boakai's Unity Party (UP) and Senator George Weah's Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), one thing that we think the Commission needs to do now is soul searching. (AllAfrica)

Tax Court Orders Musa Bility to Pay U.S.$10,800 Interest

[Observer] A US$190,800 tax fraud claim against Musa Bility, president of Liberia Football Association (LFA), recently took a different turn when the Tax Court demanded that he pay the 6 percent (US$10,800) interest as agreed on. (AllAfrica)

Liberian Govt Officials That Resigned Resurfacing in Govt After Losing Elections

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Resigned officials of government who were unsuccessful in the just ended legislative elections are returning to work, FrontPageAfrica has learned. (AllAfrica)

Ellen Frowns At 'Abuses' On Social Media

[Observer] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has denounced the spate of abuses that has been posted on social media by Liberians during the recent elections , suggesting that the country's democracy is at stake if it continues. (AllAfrica)

David Tweh Inspires Monrovia Football Academy Players

[Observer] As one of the top players in the Liberia Football Association 1st division league and the National Team, Barrack Young Controllers forward David Tweh yesterday visited the Monrovia Football Academy to inspire the talented kids at the academy. (AllAfrica)

LBS Apologizes to Movee National Chairman

[Observer] The management of the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS) last Wednesday, expressed regret to the national chairman of the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE), Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah, Sr., for the erroneous report in a broadcast by its ELBC Lofa County correspondent, Tokpa Tarnue, in Foya. (AllAfrica)

Voter Trucking Could Dampen Turnout During Run-Off

[Observer] The NEC has released the final results of the October 10 elections and determined that, since none of the 20 presidential candidates managed to gather the required 50 percent plus one of the total valid votes cast, there will be a run-off election. However, there is reason to believe that voter turnout could significantly affect the outcome of the run-off due to a phenomenon from the voter registration period -- voter trucking. (AllAfrica)

CDC, UP Face-Off in Runoff Election - NEC Releases Final Results

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The National Elections Commission (NEC) has declared campaign open for the run-off election between Vice President Joseph Boakai and the Senator George Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC). (AllAfrica)

Alexander Cummings Conditions Before Endorsing Boakai or Weah

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Political campaign for the runoff election has already begun - both the ruling Unity Party (UP) and the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) are already lobbying for the support of major opposition political parties. (AllAfrica)

'Amendment of Rape Law Terrible'

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia (AFELL) says amending the rape law is not in the interest of victims. (AllAfrica)

Claims of Foul Play Make Parties Hesitant to Choose Sides in Runoff Poll

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The barrage of suspected electoral fraud and irregularities has made political parties who did not make it to the runoff elections hesitant to endorse any of the two parties contesting in the November runoff election. (AllAfrica)

Ellen Condemns Hate Speeches

[New Dawn] Barely a week after the end of first round of elections, President Ellen Johnson - Sirleaf says government's attention has been drawn to displays on social media that are extremely inimical to the survival of Liberia's peace and democracy. (AllAfrica)

Women Seek Change in Election Dates

[NEWS] The Women's Situation Room-Liberia (WSR) has released its observation report on the first round of the October 10, 2017 Presidential and Representative Elections in which the group is recommending the change in the election date. (AllAfrica)

Liberty Party Appeals Dismissed in Electoral Violation Case in Lofa County

[FrontPageAfrica] Kolahun -Ahead of the pending runoff election, the opposition Liberty Party has appealed the ruling of the National Election Commission which dismissed three complaints brought before its magistrate in Lower Lofa County. (AllAfrica)

Controversy Hangs Over Mont. County Dist-3 Elections Results

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Controversy has erupted over Montserrado County District #3 Representative election result following the discovery of some ballot boxes that were not sealed. (AllAfrica)

We Have Been There Before, Mr. Korkoya--Many Times

[Observer] National Elections Commission (NEC) Chairman Jerome Korkoya is no stranger to the Daily Observer. He once told to its Publisher that Korkoya's father religiously brought home the newspaper in the 1980's for him (young Jerome), his siblings and the rest of the family to read. (AllAfrica)

MOA, Partners Celebrate World Food Day

[Observer] The Ministry of Agriculture along with development partners, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Food Program (WFP), the Liberia Agribusiness Development Activity (LADA) and others yesterday celebrated World Food Day. (AllAfrica)

Liberia Presents Readiness Package At FCPF Meeting in Laos

[Observer] Liberia has presented a Participatory Self-Assessment and Synthesis of its R-Package (Readiness Package) at the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Participants' Committee and Participants Assembly meeting in Luang Prabang, Laos, a release from the FDA issued yesterday has said. (AllAfrica)

Who Gets PYJ? Nigerian Pastor Reportedly Courting of MDR Standard Bearer

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Utterances from Senator Prince Y. Johnson in recent weeks had drawn many to the conclusion that Vice President Joseph Boakai, the standard bearer of the ruling Unity Party is a sure bet to land the key endorsement of the lawmaker from the vote-rich Nimba County. (AllAfrica)

IREDD Urges Govt to Grant More Tax Relief to Local Businesses

[Observer] Deacon Johnson: "IREDD considered the Executive Order a welcoming development and a direct response to our advocacy campaign for fairer taxation in the country." (AllAfrica)

Who Will Succeed President Sirleaf?

[Deutsche Welle] Liberia is heading to the polls on October 10 with twenty candidates on the ballot paper. The list includes a fashion model, a football icon, a warlord and a host of businessmen and career politicians. (AllAfrica)