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Liberian president eyes second term after former warlord’s election backing | The Guardian

A notorious former warlord has announced he will support Nobel peace prize winner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in Liberia’s run-off election, boosting her campaign to win a second term as the country’s president.

The move marks the latest stage in Prince Johnson’s transformation from war crimes suspect to political power broker in a country still reeling from a 14-year civil war.

Results announced on Sunday showed Sirleaf, Africa’s first freely elected female head of state, had won 44% of the vote, ahead of her main rival, Winston Tubman, who received 32.2%.

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