People queue to vote in Liberia
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'Huge' turnout in Liberian poll despite rain

Liberian voters have braved heavy rain to cast their ballots in the country's second election since the end of a 14-year civil war.

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, 72, is expected to face her strongest challenge from former UN envoy Winston Tubman, a nephew of an ex-president.

Both candidates praised the peaceful and disciplined nature of the vote.

Africa's first elected female head of state was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize last week. Thomas Fessy reports.

  • 12 Oct 2011
  • From the section Africa
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