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Breaking: Liberia’s President Johnson Sirleaf Expelled From Political Party

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Liberia outgoing president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Liberia‘s outgoing president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been expelled from the country’s ruling Unity party over accusation that she meddled in last year’s presidential elections in which the party’s candidate lost.

Four other party officials were also expelled. The party said in a statement distributed on Sunday that Johnson Sirleaf and the other members had violated rules, including a

requirement to support all Unity party candidates in elections. President Sirleaf, a Nobel peace prize laureate who has been in power for 12 years, denies the party’s allegations, one of which includes, that

she held inappropriate private meetings with election magistrates before the October 10 vote.

Meanwhile, George Manneh Weah will today, January 22, be sworn-in as the Liberia’s president and Commander-in-Chief of the Liberian Defence Forces.