Liberian Elections: George Weah, Boakai Battle For Run-Off 7th Nov.
Against the widespread rumour of winner emerging at the elections, African legend and Liberia Presidential aspirant George Weah and incumbent vice-president Joseph Boakai will go into a run-off election in 7th November after no aspirant comes top at the October 10 Liberian presidential elections, saharareporterssport.com can confirm.
According to latest report coming out of Liberia, No candidate attained 50 percent from the 20 candidates contesting for the presidential seat, which automatically terminated other candidates’ chances, as the number has now been cut to just two for a run-off in November.
The state-run Liberia Broadcasting System reports Wednesday there likely will be a run-off based on preliminary figures seen by its correspondents. Unofficial early results announced by the station favored ex-soccer star George Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change and Vice President Joseph Boakai of the ruling Unity Party.
International observers say Tuesday’s vote went smoothly despite late voting starts in some counties. The new president will replace Africa’s first female democratically elected leader, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who is stepping down after two six-year terms.