Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, 72, the first woman elected President in Africa, will run in the October elections against various candidates including Winston Tubman, Charles Brumskine and Prince Johnson. Her candidacy raised controversy since she had previously declared that she was only there for one mandate.
I am a candidate in the upcoming elections because I want continuity in the policies we started, in order to put the institutions and the economy back on track. We must continue to work until the reconstruction is irreversible, with peace and sustainable development. EJS in Jeune Afrique.
A couple of useful links if you are interested.
Races for Mansion, Capitol Begin Today, from The Analyst
Liberia: ‘We Will Be Watching’, from The Analyst