Liberians go to the polls in a Presidential run-off
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on November 14, 2023
Liberians are voting in presidential run-off election after the two leading candidates were separated by just over 7,000 votes in the first round a month ago.
The choice is between incumbent and one-time football star George Weah and former Vice-President Joseph Boakai.
The president narrowly won the first round but failed to get more than 50% of the vote, triggering the run-off.
Voting in October was fraught with allegations of fraud and violence.
The election commission said nine of its temporary staff were arrested over alleged ballot-tampering.
The UN reported clashes between supporters of rival opposition parties.
This is the fourth presidential election since the end more than 20 years ago of Liberia’s civil wars in which 250,000 people died