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Countdown to Liberian elections

(Jimmy Carter and his Carter Center in Atlanta have become a potent force for good across the globe. Bill Clinton could do worse things than to aspire to follow in Carter’s footsteps. Now, if we can just get the Carter Center to monitor the next US election…. kg)
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Peacekeepers, election officials and international observers in ruined Liberia say they are ready for Tuesday’s post-war election to replace two-year transitional leader Gyude Bryant. 1.3 million people are registered to vote, including tens of thousands of people still displaced by decades of fighting and political turbulence.
The leading observer is former President Jimmy Carter who has been involved in peace efforts and monitoring in Liberia since fighting began in the lightly populated West African nation more than 15 years ago.
VOA News – Green Light is Given for Tuesday Liberia Election