13 October 2011

Liberia: Early Results Puts Ellen in the Lead

The Liberia National Elections Commission (NEC) on Thursday 13th October during a press conference released the first provisional results. The early results so far put incumbent President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf in the lead with 44.5 while her nearest rival Winston Tubman gets 26.5 percent .

According to the Commissioner about 200,000 valid votes has so far been tallied and NEC will release the results as and when it is received from all over the country.

Almost 1.8million Liberians went to the polls on the 11th of October to elect a president out of 16 presidential candidates with their running mates. If no candidate wins more than 50 percent of the vote a second round of balloting will be held on the 8th of November to choose between the two leading candidates of the first round.

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