Liberia: Latest NEC Provisional Results Show President Weah, Ex-VP Boakai Neck and Neck

Oct 7, 2023 - 22:13
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Liberia: Latest NEC Provisional Results Show President Weah, Ex-VP Boakai Neck and Neck
Boakai Neck President Weah

Monrovia – The latest preliminary results announced by the National Elections Commission (NEC) of Liberia show that the gap between President George Manneh Weah and his archrival former Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai is ever close with Weah taking a slim lead.

This time, president Weah leads with a margin of 3,581 representing 0.26 percent over his rival, former Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai.

It must be noted that the Gbapoplu presidential result was not announced by the National Elections Commission (NEC) during its Sunday press briefing. According to the NEC, votes from 4,295 polling places, amounting to 72. 92 percent of the 5,890 polling places across Liberia were tallied.

Provisional results read on Sunday, October 15, 2023, captured the total valid votes tallied at 1,355,140 and invalid votes at 80,910, with a total combined vote of 1,436,050 tallied so far.

Of the votes tallied, the NEC said President Weah received 593,558, amounting to 43.80 percent while his closest rival former Vice President Boakai received 589,977, representing 43.54 percent of the total.

President Weah leads in nine of the counties including Grand Bassa, Grand Gedeh, RiverGee, Rivercess, Maryland, Sinoe, Grand Kru, Montserrado, and Bong, while five of the counties including Margibi, Bomi, Cape Mount, Nimba, and Lofa. Of the 15 counties, the NEC announced that all of Lofa’s 424 polling places have been tallied.

The NEC Chairperson Madam Davidetta Browne Lansanah and her team of Commissioners are expected to continue with the announcement on Monday.

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