Liberia’s Brumskine claims elections rigged before voting even began


Liberia’s opposition leader, Charles Brumskine, has alleged that the presidential elections, held last month, were rigged even before voting began.

Brumskine told the BBC that ballots had no serial numbers, “creating a space for massive fraud”.

He also said that it negated “any possibility of accountability”.

The opposition leader, who finished third in the polls, said that he had evidence that ballot box covers were removed and fraudulent votes added after the election.

He also pointed out that the company which printed the ballots was awarded the contract against a decision by the electoral commission.

The run-off for president, scheduled for November 7, was set as former World Footballer of the Year George Weah failed to win a 50 percent majority over second-placed – and incumbent Vice President – Joseph Boakai.