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Liberian Election - George Weah Leads in Preliminary Results


Immediately after the polls closed, election officials counted ballots at a polling center in the West Point slum of Monrovia. (December 26, 2017. Carielle Doe, Monrovia, Liberia.)


The National Elections Commission (NEC) says it will today, December 28, begin the announcement of provisional results of the December 26, 2017 presidential runoff election, held between VP Joseph Boakai of the Unity Party (UP) and Senator George Weah of the (CDC).


The NEC says tally of votes started immediately following the close of the polls on the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 26 across the country, and it is continuing.


Meanwhile, the Commission clarifies that it did not schedule a press conference for Wednesday at 11 a.m., as was earlier announced, and regrets the inconvenience the misinformation may have caused.

The progressive counting of votes from 160 polling places out of 382 polling places put Senator Weah ahead of his opponent with 24,054 constituting 65.6% ahead of the Unity Party (UP) Standard Bearer Joseph Nyuma Boakai with 12,606 constituting 34.4% of the total 36,660 votes (41.88%).

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