Wild jubilation in Liberia over George Weah’s victory


George Weah

There was wild jubilation in Liberia by supporters of George Weah as provisional results from Tuesday’s presidential runoff polls in the country have placed former international football superstar far ahead with 61.5 per cent of votes so far processed.

His rival and incumbent Vice President, Joseph Boakai, is trailing behind with 38.5 per cent.

So far, 1,176,203 votes representing 98.1 per cent of the total 1,198,984 votes cast in the runoff polls have been announced.

Chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Mr Jerome Korkoya, released the provisional results at the commission’s headquarters in Monrovia on Thursday.

According to Korkoya, 100 per cent vote processing has been recorded in 11 out of the 15 counties in the country.

In all, Weah has swept 14 counties, leaving only one for Boakai.

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