MONROVIA – The National Elections Commission has released up to 92.98% of the total votes for the presidential elections, making it certain that Liberia will go for a runoff election in November as required by the Constitution unless there is litigation against the process.
As of Monday, the Chairperson of the National Elections Commission, Madam Davidetta Browne-Lansannah, announced tally results from 5,467 of 5,890 polling places across the country, constituting 92.98% of the total polling places.
She also announced 100% results from three counties, including River Cess, Lofa, and Gbarpolu Counties.
Former Vice President Joseph Boakai is in a very slim lead with 43.70% of the total valid votes, while incumbent President George Weah has 43.65%.
With only 7.02% of polling places left to be counted, it is evident that neither candidate will obtain the constitutional requirement of 50% + 1 vote to be declared the winner of the election.