Football star Weah leads most counties in Liberia presidential election vote

13 October 2017, 10:33 UTC

Former soccer star George Weah leads in partial presidential election results in 11 of Liberias 15 counties, the electoral commission said on Thursday, after a vote meant to bring about the countrys first democratic transfer of power in decades.r Early results from Tuesdays poll read to reporters by the commissions chairman left Weahs camp confident he would win the outright majority he needs to avoid a run-off, even though most counties had reported tallies from less than a third of polling stations.r r The other favorite in the 20-candidate field, Vice-President Joseph Boakai, led in just one county,...

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