Liberia electoral commission sets run-off date for December 26

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Posted: Dec 12, 2017 11:59 AM

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberia's electoral commission chief Jerome Korkoya on Tuesday announced the date of a presidential run-off poll for December 26 this year.

Ex-soccer star George Weah faces Vice-President Joseph Boakai in a vote, which was delayed by several weeks because of a court challenge by the candidate who came third in round one.

(Reporting by Alphonso Toweh and James Giahyue; Writing by Tim Cocks; Editing by Sofia Christensen)