Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf addressed the nation on the eve of the presidential elections, the first democratic power transfer in 73 years. Johnson Sirleaf, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for helping bring peace after civil war turned her country into a wasteland, urged for a peaceful day at the polls today. Twenty candidates are standing to replace Johnson Sirleaf .Among the front-runners seen as likely to win a place in the run-off are Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai, representing the ruling Unity Party, and football star George Weah, who lost to Johnson Sirleaf in 2005.

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