Liberians have gathered in masses to elect a new president and legislature, an election that for the first time in more than 70 years will see one democratically elected government hand power to another. She led the country's recovery from a 14-year civil war and guided it through the Ebola crisis in 2014-15 that killed almost 5,000 Liberians.
"As a longstanding friend, the United States applauds the people of Liberia for exercising their democratic right to vote in the historic presidential and legislative elections", said a statement from US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert. Sirleaf is a United Methodist and the first female head of state in Africa.
According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf, early on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 joined the queue at precisely 8:20a.m.in Fefeh Town, Bomi County to cast her vote.
"We are calling on NEC to immediately halt further announcements of election results".
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The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department is advising residents to take precautions due to the visible smoke in the air. The Atlas Peak fire north of Napa has burned at least 42,000 acres, and the Tubbs fire near Santa Rosa another 27,000.