Ex-soc­cer star has early lead in Liberia elec­tion

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MONROVIA, Liberia — One of Liberia's largest po­lit­i­cal par­ties called for a halt to count­ing votes from the coun­try's pres­i­den­tial elec­tion Thurs­day, al­leg­ing vot­ing ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties and fraud as for­mer soc­cer star Ge­orge Weah took an early lead based on par­tial pro­vi­sional re­sults.

An­gry Lib­erty Party sup­port­ers who gath­ered at the party's head­quar­ters claimed polls in the West African na­tion opened late and that bal­lot-tam­per­ing

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