Appeal for calm ahead of Liberian run-off vote

Formed Police Unit on Watch during Liberian Referendum

The United Nations has appealed for calm ahead of presidential run-off elections taking place in Liberia on Tuesday.

The UN mission to the West African (UNMIL) country was called to a disturbance on Monday outside the offices of the main opposition party in Monrovia in which one person died.

The opposition party, the CDC has threatened to boycott the vote, which is pitching its leader against the incumbent president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Yazmina Bouziane is a spokesperson for UNMIL.

“The Special Representative to the Secretary-General Madame Ellen Margrethe Løj’s message to the Liberian people is that all registered voters who wish to go cast their vote be able to do so in peace and without intimidation, that it is an individual right, and an individual democratic right and a personal choice to do so or not.”

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