Security Heightened As Liberians Await Supreme Court Ruling on Electoral Fraud Case

Lester Mason
December 7, 2017

The Thursday's Supreme Court ruling and politics dominate the headlines of Liberian newspapers on Thursday.The Supreme Court will on Thursday rule in the Liberty Party and Unity Party versus the National Elections Commission case.

The Board of Commissioners of the Elections Commission concurred with the Hearing Officer that the Liberty Party and Unity Party could not prove their allegation of fraud in the October 10 elections.

In recent weeks, Liberians have been unnerved by the increased presence of armed police on the streets as the country's highest court deliberated a challenge by third place finisher Charles Brumskine alleging fraud in the first round.

The parties are calling for a rerun of the election.

The Supreme Court on November 1 halted preparations for the second round to hear complaints lodged by presidential candidate Charles Brumskine, who came third as leader of the Liberty Party.

The NEC denies claims of fraud and gross irregularities, but it says there were challenges on Election Day that can not overturn the outcome of the polls. As Supreme Court Decides Today', while the New Dawn screamed: TODAY IS D-Day-all ears at the Supreme Court.

The Court may be flooded today by members of the public, party representatives, local and worldwide observers and media representatives as it has been since the case began here.

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