Ellen Johnson Sirleaf speaks on stage in New York (September 2017)

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been president since 2006

Liberia’s outgoing president has been expelled from her personal occasion, for allegedly failing to help its candidate to succeed her.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is accused of encouraging folks to vote in opposition to her vice-president, Joseph Boakai.

Former footballer George Weah gained the presidential elections in December, defeating Mr Boakai.

Ms Sirleaf, who’s a Nobel Peace Prize winner and Africa’s first elected girl president, couldn’t stand once more.

A spokesman for the governing Unity Celebration mentioned Ms Sirleaf had violated the occasion’s structure as she was seen campaigning with Mr Weah, who was working below the Coalition for Democratic Change banner.

Ms Sirleaf has not but commented.

Mr Weah can be sworn in later this month. Will probably be the primary clean switch of energy since 1944 in Liberia, which was based by freed US slaves within the 19th Century.

Ms Sirleaf gained recognition at dwelling and overseas for serving to to convey stability to her nation after years of civil warfare.

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