Liberia election run-off: Counting in progress



Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Liberia election run-off: Counting in progress

Vote counting has begun in Liberia in a run-off presidential election between Vice-President Joseph Boakai and former international footballer George Weah.

Mr Weah, 51, won the first round, but did not secure the required 50% of the vote for an outright victory.

Legal challenges delayed the vote to replace Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first elected female president.

Turnout seems to have been low, but the result is expected to lead to the first smooth transfer of power in 73 years.

More than two million people were eligible to cast their ballots in the nation of 4.6 million people, founded by freed US slaves in the 19th Century.The result is expected later this week.

BBC






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