Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Could War-Torn Liberia Produce Africa's First Woman President?

Its about time something went right for the people of Liberia...

As of Nov. 9, Harvard-educated Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf had 56.4 percent of Tuesday's run-off election with results in from 59 percent of polling stations across Liberia, the head of the National Election Commission said.

Former FIFA Player of the Year George Weah had 43.6 percent of the vote.

If Johnson-Sirleaf's lead holds, she will be the Africa's first democratically elected female head of state.


Apparently, international monitoring agencies are reporting a relatively smooth election.

That's pretty badass.


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1 comment:

Megan said...

Hey, I saw this woman won! Yay for women!!!