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Youth Key to Reconciliation after Contentious Election in Liberia

Incumbent President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf looks poised to reclaim leadership of Liberia today, having won 90.8 percent of the votes in a second-round election boycotted by her opponent. After a tense election marred by political violence and low turnout, the Nobel laureate has promised to make reconciliation her top priority; speculation is rife that she may include members of the leading opposition party into her new government.



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