The transcripts of the trial of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia. More…

I considered that the NPP had an excellent chance of winning. There were others that - in fact, to cap off your question, the United States and other international organisations had said that elections should not be held in 2003. It is important to know. So that's why you see all these actions. But we felt that we had an excellent chance of winning. That by this time if we had managed to contain the war that was really in Lofa and Cape Mount and Bomi Counties, most of the population had fled, we could have held the elections, as most countries do if you have crisis in the country, whether we're talking about what we're seeing now in Afghanistan, one cannot argue that the elections could not have been held. But we had planned to hold the elections if things had remained stable as it were at this time, yes.

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