Liberia counting votes following elections

Liberian woman displays proof of her voting in the national elections on October 11

The process of tallying ballot papers has begun in Liberia following general elections on Tuesday.

Voters cast their ballots without any major security incident throughout the country, according to the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).

It is the first time that the National Electoral Commission has been fully charged with organizing and running the elections since the end of a 14-year civil war in 2003.

Yasmina Bouziane is UNMIL spokesperson in the capital Monrovia.

"Right now what is going on is the repatriation of the various ballot boxes to be re-tallied here in Monrovia at the Electoral Commission. So there is a bit of logistics going on/involved there. The weather seems to be clement so some parts will be able to be airlifted back to the NEC so that they can proceed with tallying."
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Meanwhile, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the smooth holding of the presidential and legislative elections in Liberia on Tuesday.

He commends the people of Liberia for exercising their right to vote in a calm and peaceful manner.

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