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Liberia heads to the polls to elect a new president: Liberians are voting on Tuesday to elect a new president and legislators in a poll that will see the country’s first transfer of power from one democratically elected leader to another in more than 70 years.

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the continent’s first female president, is leaving power after serving 12 years in office – the maximum allowed under the West African country’s constitution.

Polls opened at 8:00am (0800 GMT) and will close at 06:00pm (1800 GMT). Twenty candidates, including the current vice president, former world footballer of the year and a model, are running for the country’s top seat – with 2.2 million voters registered in the small country of 4.6 million people.

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Liberia heads to the polls to elect a new president: Liberians are voting on Tuesday to elect a new president and legislators in a poll that will see the country’s first transfer of power from one democratically elected leader to another in more than 70 years.President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the continent’s first female president, is leaving power after serving 12 years in office – the maximum allowed under the West African country’s constitution.Polls opened at 8:00am (0800 GMT) and will close at 06:00pm (1800 GMT). Twenty candidates, including the current vice president, former world footballer of the year and a model, are running for the country’s top seat – with 2.2 million voters registered in the small country of 4.6 million people.Liberia heads to the polls to elect a new president: Liberians are voting on Tuesday to elect a new president and legislators in a poll that will see the country’s first transfer of power from one democratically elected leader to another in more than 70 years.President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the continent’s first female president, is leaving power after serving 12 years in office – the maximum allowed under the West African country’s constitution.Polls opened at 8:00am (0800 GMT) and will close at 06:00pm (1800 GMT). Twenty candidates, including the current vice president, former world footballer of the year and a model, are running for the country’s top seat – with 2.2 million voters registered in the small country of 4.6 million people.