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With the Supreme Court which is the final arbiter of justice in the country telling the National Elections Commission (NEC) to listen to the complaints from the opposition Liberty Party (LP) of Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine before any runoff elections in the country, Liberians are reportedly divided over such predicament in the country with others saying individual’s interest is superseding nation’s interest.

The extraordinary delay in electing Liberia's new leader amid claims of electoral fraud is establishing existing divides between the candidates and outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, as voters wait nervously for a resolution.

The Supreme Court on Monday November 6, 2017 left the fate of the presidential runoff originally scheduled for November 7 in limbo. The runoff between Senator George Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) against the incumbent Vice-President Joseph Boakai for the governing Unity Party seems to be on ice.
The Liberty Party's Charles Brumskine who came third in the first round of the presidential vote on October 10 immediately alleged that fraud and irregularities had tainted the results, claims which were backed soon afterwards by Boakai but downplayed by Weah.
The NEC has already made clear the original date "does not look possible to meet", in the words of its Chairman Jerome Korkoya, after ballot paper shipments to the provinces were recalled and training of polling agents halted at the Supreme Court's request.

As reported by AFP earlier this week, the country is no stranger to election disputes: The results of its two post-civil war presidential votes in 2005 and 2011 were both contested by Weah's CDC, which ultimately conceded defeat after going through a complaints process.
This time, however, the CDC accused Boakai of "trying to steal the elections from the Liberian people after over 40 years in power," in a statement emailed to journalists on October 31, after the vice-president announced he would back Brumskine's actions.
In parallel, Boakai and Brumskine have accused President Sirleaf of "interfering" in the elections by meeting polling officials at her residence ahead of the vote, though her press secretary has said the talks were "consistent with her constitutional role".
Brumskine and Sirleaf have unresolved grievances of their own. He has called for the electoral commission to be sacked even as she gave it her full backing, and this week he accused Sirleaf of having a hand in starting the nation's 1989-2003 civil war, in which a quarter of a million people died.
Information Minister Eugene Nagbe then called Brumskine's allegations "the rants of a sore and selfish loser who is so blinded by ego and arrogance... even after 12 years of rejection by the voters," alluding to the fact that the Liberty Party candidate has now lost three successive presidential elections.

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