As Johnson Sirleaf Exits, Liberians Thankful for Peace, Excited About Change 1 234 567

As Johnson Sirleaf Exits, Liberians Thankful for Peace, Excited About Change

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After a dozen years of recovery under Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for helping bring peace after civil war turned her country into a wasteland, Liberians are hopeful about their first democratic power transfer for 73 years.

Twenty candidates are standing to replace Johnson Sirleaf in a first round on Tuesday. With nobody likely to win a majority outright, the top two are expected to face each other in a run-off in around a month. While the election campaign has...

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