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Outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Expelled By Liberia's Ruling Party

Discussion in 'Foreign Affairs, Topics' started by akatalady, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. akatalady

    akatalady Well-known Member

    Liberia's ruling Unity Party has expelled the country's outgoing president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, from the party.

    Unity voted her out late Saturday. She was ousted because of her alleged decision not to support Vice President Joseph Boakai, the party's candidate in last year's presidential poll.

    Boakai, who served as Johnson Sirleaf's vice president for 12 years, lost the election to former soccer star George Weah.

    Johnson Sirleaf, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, was not eligible to run after serving two terms, the maximum allowed under Liberia's constitution.

    The electoral commission said Weah won 61.5 percent of December's presidential runoff vote and 14 of Liberia's 15 counties.
    Critics of Boakai, 73, accused him of doing little as Johnson Sirleaf's vice president. Critics of Weah, 51, say he has almost no real political or governing experience.

    Weah's running mate was senator Jewel Howard-Taylor. She is the ex-wife of former rebel leader and president Charles Taylor, who sparked Liberia's civil war in 1989 and is serving a 50-year prison sentence in Britain for his role in atrocities in Sierra Leone.

    Source: apygist
     
  2. akatalady

    akatalady Well-known Member

  3. Coolman16

    Coolman16 Well-known Member

    Another opportunity for the old woman to retire and have some rest, unlike the old man in Nigeria who is pushing for a second term at the age of 79, sorry 75 but who know's his actual age sef.
     
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