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Troubled vote may tie Liberian president's hands
Compromised election may tie Liberian president's hands, could force her to make concessions
By The Associated Press

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) ' Liberia's president may have easily won re-election but she's already facing questions about what sort of concessions she'll now be forced to make.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ran unopposed in last week's runoff vote after her opponent boycotted the poll.

Among the opposition candidates who did support her is Prince Johnson, an ex-warlord best known for videotaping himself and his men in 1990 as they tortured Liberia's former ruler.



Sirleaf, a Nobel Peace laureate, appeared at her final campaign rally with Johnson. Liberian newspapers report he's now asking for 30 percent of the positions in her government ' and immunity from prosecution.

Sirleaf's government says she has made no deals with Johnson, who is now a senator.


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