Former soccer legend George Weah is slated to face Liberian Vice President Joseph Boakai in a runoff election on November 7. Liberia had held its presidential election on Tuesday, but no candidate secured 50 percent of the vote, which is required in order to win without a runoff.
Mr. Weah however topped the poll with 39 percent of the vote while the vice president came in second with 29.1 percent. Twenty candidates were said to have contested for the presidency. The Chairman of the National Elections Commission, Jerome Korkoya, said that 1,550,923 votes had been tallied, which amount to a turnout of %74.52