The 2017 Elections: Ellen Unity Party vs Boakai Unity Party; how the rift escalated

By Varney Anasters Teah

President Sirleaf in closed consultation with Vice President Boakai

Liberia has conducted two successful presidential elections since her civil war officially ended in 2003, August 18 to be exact. Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf defeated soccer legend George Weah in 2005 and in 2011, Cllr. Winston Tubman, a renowned international lawyer and nephew of the late President William V. S. Tubman was defeated again by Madam Sirleaf.

As President Sirleaf second and final term is coming to an end, the process of electing a new President is ongoing. So far, the frontrunners in these elections are Senator George Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change and Vice President Joseph Boakai of the Unity Party, the same party which President Sirleaf won with in the two recent elections.

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Source: Globe Afrique Media

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.