The Supreme Court of Liberia says that the second-round vote should go forward

The Supreme Court of Liberia told the electoral commission to proceed with the organization of the final round of presidential elections that was initially scheduled for November 7, but suspended it to probe allegations of fraud during the first round.

Judge Philip Banks said in his ruling Thursday in the capital, Monrovia. The ruling puts an end to weeks of uncertainty about the electoral process in a country that emerged from a protracted civil war in 2003. The tie-break will be played by former football star George Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change and vice president Joseph Boakai of the ruling party Unit. . Weah got 38 percent of the votes in the first round on October 10, while Boakai came in second with 29 percent of the vote.

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