Will Liberia’s Women Support “Ma Ellen” again?

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is running for a second term in the Oct. 11 election in which she faces 15 challengers. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Women make up about half of the total registered voters in Liberia, according to the National Election Commission. They made up slightly more than half of voters in 2005. That is almost certainly what propelled Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to become the first woman elected president of an African nation.  Does Ma Ellen have the women’s vote this time? In a collaboration between New Narratives and LWDR Tecee Boley has been finding out.

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