George Weah and Boakai ahead in Liberia election partial results


Former international Liberian football star turned politician, and presidential election candidate George Weah shows his voting card prior to casting his vote for Liberia’s presidential and legislatives elections, at a polling station in Monrovia on October 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO

Liberian presidential candidates George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai dominated partial tallies released by the country’s electoral commission on Thursday, but the results showed the vast majority of votes are yet to be counted.

Political parties have expressed concern over polling-day hitches on Tuesday that have caused significant delays to the results, with one party calling for a halt to the ballot counting.

Weah and Boakai are expected to top the first round of voting,…

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