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President Weah, opposition leader Boakai nearly tied in Liberia presidential race

LIBERIA’S President George Weah and opposition leader Joseph Boakai are nearly tied in the race for the presidency following an October 10 election, provisional results published by the West African nation’s election commission showed on Sunday.

Weah holds a slim lead at 43.80% of the vote, while Boakai has 43.54%, according to tallied results from 72.92% of polling places, the commission said.

To avoid a runoff, the winner must secure more than 50% of the votes cast.

Liberia’s opposition Unity Party leader Joseph Boakai casts his vote during the presidential elections in Monrovia, Liberia October 10, 2023. REUTERS/Stringer
By The African Mirror