Mon. Jul 15th, 2024

Liberian opposition candidate Joseph Boakai remains narrowly ahead of incumbent George Weah in the presidential election run-off.

In the latest round of results, coming after the votes from just over 5,000 of the 5,890 polling stations have been collated reveal that Mr Boakai has a 50.58% share and President Weah has 49.42%.

In the first round, both men were also neck and neck – with the third placed candidate securing just 2% of the vote.

Neither President Weah nor Mr Boakai achieved more than 50% of the vote in the first round of the election, triggering the run-off.

The same two candidates also faced each other in the 2017 election, which ended in a run-off comfortably won by President Weah.

The final run-off results are expected to be released within 15 days of the 14 November polling date.

By Joy

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