Liberia election run-off will be delayed by fraud probe: election commission

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 03, 2017 12:51 PM

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberia's Nov. 7 presidential election run-off will "definitely be delayed" as the Supreme Court investigates allegations of fraud in the first round Oct. 10 poll, a spokesman for the National Elections Commission told Reuters.

The Supreme Court this week halted election preparations while it examined a complaint by the Liberty Party whose candidate Charles Brumskine came third in the first round. The court said on Friday that it would not have a ruling until Monday.

(Reporting by Alphonso Toweh; Writing by Edward McAllister; Editing by Alison Williams)