Monrovia tense as Liberia's president heads for victory

A man has his finger dipped in ink after voting in national elections in Monrovia, Liberia.

Liberia's capital, Monrovia, remains tense and the turnout appears to be sparse as polls opened on Tuesday in a presidential run-off election.

The country's president and Nobel peace prize winner, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, is expected to win the election after her opponent Winston Tubman asked supporters to boycott the vote.

On Monday, one person was killed and several others were injured, after protesters clashed with police in Monrovia.

Meanwhile, the head of the UN mission in Liberia (UNMIL), Ellen Margrethe Løj, has said that all Liberians who wish to vote should be able to do so in peace.

"For the past eight years UNMIL has been here to help ensure that peace is maintained in Liberia. We are here today and the days to follow, to continue to protect Liberians as they exercise their individual democratic rights. We are here to ensure everything is peaceful and …We are here to deter anyone who intends to destroy the peace."

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