Liberia releases its first election results

A former international soccer star George Weah is leading in Liberia’s presidential elections.

This information was released by the National Election Commission late last Thursday.

According to the information Weah is ahead in 14 of Liberia’s 15 counties, while their Vice President Joseph Boakai is leading in his home county in Lofa.

The county’s observers expect runoff elections due to the fact that there are 20 candidates for presidential elections.

But the Commission Chair Jerome Korkoya warned supporters from declaring victory and celebrating because according to him it is still early and that the results issued last Thursday represents a small number of the total vote. One of Liberia’s largest political parties Liberty Party called for a stop to the counting of votes last Thursday.

This is due to the fact that there were alleged voting irregularities and fraud. The party’s angry supporters complained saying that the polls were opened late and that people were tampering with the ballots in one location capital Monrovia.

The Liberty Party’s vice chair for political affairs told the press that voters sacrificed they stood in the rain and under the sun.

The country’s election commission is ready to listen to official complaints, but the elections will not be paused or postponed.

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