Ellen Sets Up Joint Transition Team

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has issued an executive order establishing a joint presidential transition team for a proper and orderly transfer of executive power, the presidency said in a statement.

The team shall include the minister of state for presidential affairs, minister of justice, minister of foreign affairs, the minister of finance and development planning, governor of the central bank of Liberia, minister of internal affairs, minister of defense and the director of the executive protection service.

Liberians are voting in a presidential run-off on Tuesday, drawn between retired soccer star George Weah, 51, and Vice President Joseph Boakai. Weah won the first round on Oct. 10, beating Vice President Boakai, 73, by a 38 percent to 30 percent margin. They’re battling to succeed Sirleaf, who’s due to step down in January.

Source: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

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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.