LIBERIA: Senator Armah Jallah Elected Senate President Pro-Tempore

Gbarpolu County Senator Armah Z. Jallah has been elected President Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate.
 
He got 13 of the 27 votes cast during the long-awaited Pro-Tempore election in the Senate Chambers at the Capitol Building Thursday.
 
Jallah was immediately sworn in by the Secretary of the Senate, Nanborlor Singhbe.
 
One of the two other contenders, Sinoe County Senator Joseph Nagbe got 11 votes, while Margibi County Senator Oscar Cooper got three votes, according to the Liberia News Agency.
 
Singhbe also revealed that the Pro-tempore Jallah will serve for three years since he is concluding the term of former President Pro-tempore Gbehzongar Findley, who lost in the December 20, 2014 Special Senatorial Elections.
 
Meanwhile, defeated candidates Nagbe and Cooper have consented to their defeats and encouraged a unified body that would seek the welfare and well-being of the people.
                                             
The election is pursuant to the body’s standing rule 19 which calls for elections within 30 working days in the case where the President Pro-tempore is removed or expelled.

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