Weah, Boakai ahead in Liberia election partial results


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, according to analysts, though former Coca-Cola executive Alexander Cummings is considered to have eaten into their support with an innovative campaign strategy.

The only county with more than 30 percent of votes counted — Bong county — showed Boakai and Weah neck-and-neck with a slight advantage on Weah’s side.

Weah was also leading in Montserrado county, his stronghold, which although just 14.8…

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