August 16, 2005

MORE FRUITS OF UNILATERAL REGIME CHANGE:

Liberia gears up for peace poll (BBC, 8/16/05)

Campaigning has started for Liberia's first general elections since the end of a 14-year civil war.

Among the best-known candidates in the October poll are ex-footballer George Weah, rebel leader Sekou Conneh and economist Ellen Sirleaf Johnson.

Some 15,000 UN peacekeepers are in Liberia, tasked with ensuring stability in the volatile country.

Voters will be asked to choose a successor to transitional President Gyude Bryant, who took office in October 2003, succeeding Charles Taylor.


Posted by Orrin Judd at August 16, 2005 8:14 AM
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