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Weah Calls for Rerun of Liberian Presidential Run-Off


The party of Liberian presidential candidate George Weah has called for a re-run of Tuesday's run-off vote, charging electoral fraud.

The call comes as Liberians await official confirmation of former Finance Minister Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf's apparent victory.

With 99 percent of the votes counted, Mrs. Johnson-Sirleaf has won about 60 percent of the vote to 40 percent for Mr. Weah, a former football (soccer) star.

Final results are expected on Tuesday.

The National Election Commission says it will hear Mr. Weah's complaints of election irregularities on Wednesday. International observers say there is no evidence of widespread fraud in the run-off.

Saturday in the capital, Monrovia, hundreds of Mr. Weah's supporters gathered in front of United Nations headquarters to demand a new election. U.N. peacekeepers dispersed the crowd peacefully.

Some information for this report provided by AFP.

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