UN mission to deploy as Liberians vote

elections in Liberia

As Liberians go to the polls to elect a new President on Tuesday, the UN mission in the country, (UNMIL) is going to ensure that the voting is peaceful.

The assurance was given by the head of UNMIL, Ellen Margrethe Løj, who spoke to Liberians through UNMIL Radio.

She says UNMIL has been standing side by side with Liberians in the eight years that it has been deployed in the country and will do so on election day.

"You will see us all over the country. You will see UNMIL civilians. You will see UNMIL police. You will see UNMIL military out on the streets all around the country, up in the air. We are here to protect Liberians as they go to vote in peace. We are here to give them the confidence that they can exercise their democratic right in peace."

Duration: 24"

The elections are being conducted by the country's National Electoral Commission.

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