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LIBERIA: OPPOSITION LEADER BOAKAI TAKES SLIGHT LEAD IN RUN-OFF ELECTION

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MONROVIA – Opposition leader, Ambassador Joseph Nyumah Boakai has a slight lead over incumbent President George Weah. The presidential runoff election was conducted on Tuesday, November 14, 2023.

According to the National Elections Commission, the first preliminary results of the presidential runoff were from about 22% of polling stations.

The National Elections Commission disclosed on Wednesday that the Unity Party candidate Boakai has 50.71% of the vote, while President Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change is 49.29%, based on results tallied from 22.33% of polling stations.

Boakai and Weah emerged neck-and-neck from the first round of the presidential election but below the 50% needed to secure an outright victory.

Boakai, 78, who lost to Weah in the 2017 election, has campaigned on the need to rescue the nation from what he calls mismanagement by Weah’s administration.

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