Former football star George Weah and Joseph Boakai are said to be headed for a run-off in Liberia’s presidential election. Nearly all the results from Tuesday’s poll have been counted, the election commission says.Mr Weah, and his running mate Boakai are slating it out.
George Opon Weah was the first African to win the Ballon d’Or football award, and is now leading with about 39%, while Mr Boakai is in second place with 29% with the next and second round is expected next month. They lead the field of 20 candidates who competed to succeed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first female elected president and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Around 5% of polling stations have yet to declare results, with lawyer Charles Brumskine tagging in third place with 9.8%.