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Liberia's Nimba precincts vote today ahead of run-off declaration

Liberia's Nimba precincts vote today ahead of run-off declaration

Liberia

Liberia’s National Elections Commission (NEC) confirmed on Monday that two polling stations in the Nimba county would be voting today.

Voting in the area located in the country’s northeast was disrupted on the day of voting (October 10) leading to a postponement of polls.

Chairman of NEC Liberia, Jerome Korkoya, confirmed the repeat poll a day after the elections. The presidential poll results is currently at 95% of official results declared.

Ex-football star, George Weah is in the lead with 39% of votes, his closest contender is vice-president, Joseph Boakai who has 29.1% of votes.

The NEC is supposed to officially announce a run-off between the two frontrunners after adding votes from the Nimba county.

Liberians on October 10 went to the polls to elect a successor to Africa’s first democratically elected female president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Twenty candidates entered the race – nineteen men and one woman.

Due to it being a general election, they also elected 73 members of parliament out of 986 aspirants. Rge over 2.1 million voters cast their ballots in 5,390 voting centers across 2080 voting precincts in the West African country.

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