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LIBERIA’S PRESIDENTIAL RACE TAKES EXCITING TURN, AS BOAKAI SLIGHTLY LEAPS OVER WEAH

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MONROVIA – In a twist, the latest Presidential progressive tally report released by the National Elections Commission (NEC) in Liberia has shown that opposition candidate Joseph Boakai has slightly leaped ahead of the incumbent President Weah. The race has become incredibly tight, with both candidates locked in a neck-and-neck battle for the presidency. This is 92.8 percent of the total votes counted across the nation.

According to the NEC’s report, Joseph Boakai garnered 748,463 votes, equivalent to 43.70 percent of the total votes counted thus far. President Weah, on the other hand, obtained 747, 578 votes, amounting to 43.65 percent. The narrow margin between the two candidates has sent shockwaves throughout the country.

With reports from the Liberian leader’s stronghold almost complete, political analysts are speculating that this development pushes the former football superstar, President Weah, close to the exit as the President of Liberia. The surge in support for Boakai has created a sense of anticipation and uncertainty among the Liberian population.

As news of the progressive tally spread across the nation, supporters of both candidates eagerly await the final results to determine the outcome of this closely contested election. The nation is buzzing with discussions, debates, and speculations about what this shift in momentum means for the future of Liberia.

Joseph Boakai, a veteran politician and former Vice President, has been campaigning tirelessly, promising to address the country’s pressing issues such as economic stability, infrastructure development, and corruption freed nation. His message of change and experience seems to have resonated with a significant portion of the electorate who joint the rescue train.

Meanwhile, President Weah, who came into office with immense popularity and high expectations, has faced criticism during his tenure. His failure to tackle corruption, improve education, and boost the economy, some citizens feel let down and left searching for change.

The NEC’s progressive tally report serves as a crucial checkpoint in the electoral process, offering a snapshot of the current standings. However, it is essential to note that these results are not final and are subject to change as further votes are counted and verified.

Political commentators say with most of the remaining counties calling the former vice president, it is a possibility of a technical knock out, meaning a first ballot victory. Others say, the elections will move to a second round.

As the nation awaits the final outcome, Liberia finds itself at a crossroads. The upcoming days and weeks will witness intense political maneuvering, legal challenges, and heightened public engagement. The fate of Liberia now hangs in the balance, as the people eagerly anticipate the announcement of their next president.

Ultimately, this progressive tally report has intensified the competition between Joseph Boakai and President Weah, setting the stage for a thrilling conclusion to one of Liberia’s most closely fought presidential races in recent history.

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