TRANSITIONAL PRESIDENT

Charles G. Bryant served as Chairman of the Transitional Gov. of Liberia (Oct 14, 2003-Jan 16, 2006). The installa-tion of the Transitional Gov. was part of the peace agreement to end the country's 2nd civil war, which had raged since the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD) rebelled against Pres.Taylor -1999. Bryant previously a businessman - chosen as chairman; was politically neutral and acceptable to each of the warring factions. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf won 2005 election.