Liberia’s Presidential Election, George Weah vs Joseph Boakai To Contest

Liberia’s electoral commission on Sunday, announced that former football, George Weah and incumbent Vice-President, Joseph Boakal, will face each other in a runoff vote for the presidency in November.

National Elections Commission chairman, Jerome Korkoya, told journalist that 1,555,923 votes had been counted and turnout was at 74.52%.

Weah has taken 39.0% of the votes and Boakal 29%.

This left both cadidates well short of the 50% mark required to be declared outright winner, from the first round of voting held on Tuesday.

Three other candidates took a significant share of votes, with veteran opposition leader, Charles Brumskine, at 9.8%; former Coca cola executive, Alexander Cummings, at 7.1%; and former -warlord-turned president, prince John, at 7.0%

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