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Liberian President congratulates Sierra Leoneans over elections

Posted by African Press International on September 19, 2007

Monrovia (Liberia) Liberian Presisdent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Monday evening commended the people of Sierra Leone for the democratic process leading to the election of opposition politician, Mr. Ernest Bai Koroma as that countrys next president, APA has learnt.

Madam Sirleaf congratulated Mr. Koroma for winning the Preidential run-off, and said her government looked forward to a continuation of the warn friendship and partnership that exist between the governments and peoples of Sierra Leone and Liberia.

A presidential press statement quoted the Liberian leader as saying she looked forward to the strengthening of the Mano River Union for the good of the sub-region and of all the neighboring cuntries.

The Sierra Leone electoral commission has declared opposition All Peoples Congress (APC) candidate Ernest Bai Koroma as winner of the presidential run-off which pitched the opposition APC candidate and incumbent Vice President Solomon Berewa about a fortnight ago

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