Liberia: Sirleaf has slight edge; runoff likely

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October 12, 2011
Salt Lake Tribune    
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"Africa's only female president who was just awarded the Nobel Peace prize for helping stabilize this war-torn nation led in unofficial results released Wednesday, but the early tally indicates she didn't receive the 50 percent needed to avoid a runoff. That means that the Harvard-educated Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will likely need to face a second round of voting, which will pit her against the party of a popular soccer star who has appealed to voters by portraying Sirleaf as an Ivy Leaguer who is out of touch with the country's impoverished population." (10/12/11)


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