There are 20 candidates vying to replace Nobel laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, including a former regional commander, a football star and a model. None of them are expected to win the required majority of votes, so it is likely there will be a runoff.
Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first female president, brought stability to Liberia during her 12 years in office after many years of civil war and a deadly Ebola outbreak.
But the West African country is today facing extreme challenges including poverty, unemployment and a crumbling infrastructure.
Presenter: James Bays
Miatta Fahnbulleh: – social activist and Liberian Ministry of Health’s Goodwill Ambassador
Jason Robinson – Africa Analyst with Oxford Analytica
Jonathan Offei-Ansah – Publisher, Africa Briefing
Source: Al Jazeera News