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UK concerned by call for a boycott of Liberia's Presidential run-off election

A Foreign Office Spokesperson said that the 8 November poll is an opportunity to consolidate democracy and peace in Liberia, and urged all Liberians to actively participate.

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“The UK is deeply concerned by the call for a boycott of Liberia’s Presidential run-off election on 8 November by the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC). As ECOWAS have made clear, this is a historic opportunity to consolidate democracy and peace in Liberia and we urge all Liberians to participate actively in the 8th November poll.

We support the work of Liberia’s National Election Commission (NEC) in moving towards a second round ballot on 8th November. Observer teams from ECOWAS, the AU and the Carter Centre have all commented that the first round of polling was well organised, peaceful and transparent. The international community, including the UK, will again be carefully monitoring all parts of the second round process.”

Published 7 November 2011