LIBERIA: The Old Pro

There was scarcely a campaign poster to be seen or an election speech to be heard, and the one opponent to Liberia's President William Vacanarat Shadrach Tubman, 63, had his own typically Liberian reason for bothering to run at all. "Not being particularly opposed to the continuation in office, of President Tubman," a church organist had said in his formal platform, "this venture of mine is divinely inspired. It is purely sportsmanlike, and is in response to the ardent desire of Dr. Tubman for fair and friendly competition."

So sportsmanlike was the...

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