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Liberia holds Senate vote amid Ebola fears

Health workers carrying thermometers and sanitizers manned polling stations across Liberia as voters cast their ballots in a twice-delayed Senate election that has been criticized for its potential to spread the deadly Ebola disease. A total of 1.9 million voters are registered to participate in 15 Senate races throughout the country contested by 139 candidates. But Jerome Korkoya, chairman of the National Elections Commission, said Saturday afternoon that turnout had been low.  “What bothers me is the low turnout, but I am not surprised,” he said.



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