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    ...Sirleaf turned the war around, and managed to begin addressing corruption in war-stricken Liberia.A striking feature of this turnaround and of Sirleaf's political success that needs to be highlighted in India and the rest of the world is that she was elected by a majority vote of women petty vendors: women who sold anything and everything from Lux soap to food, cooked and uncooked, women engaged in business in the streets of the capital, Monrovia.The coffers of the Central Bank of Liberia were empty, as the chairman of its board told me when I visited in 1998, but, as he said, "The cash is all in the streets." ...

    Indian Express on Sept. 14, 2013, 1:01 a.m.