Long-delayed elections kick off in Ebola-hit Liberia

December 20, 2014 12:00 PM

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Long-delayed elections kick off in Ebola-hit Liberia

MONROVIA - Liberians began voting on Saturday in much-delayed elections to fill half the seats of the senate in the Ebola-ravaged West African country.

The vote for 15 seats in the upper house of parliament has been postponed twice already as the epidemic has swept the impoverished nation, killing 3,290 people. Balloting began at 7:30 am (0730 GMT) and is due to end at 5:00 pm. Football star George Weah - who played for Chelsea and AC Milan before ...

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