The frenzy of Christmas coupled with concerns about cleaning up the final registration roll cast doubt over voter turnout in Liberia's crucial 2017 presidential runoff elections. Liberians went to the polls to choose between soccer legend and Senator for Montserrado County, George Weah, or the current vice president with over 40 years of experience in government, Joseph Boakai.
Low Turnout, Allegations of Cheating Overshadow Voting
FrontPageAfrica, 27 December 2017
Many predicted that December 26, 2017 was not a suitable date for election, and that incidents leading to the day would have impacted the voting process. Read more »
Vice President Joseph Boakai casts his vote.
Fear of Fraud Looms
Observer, 27 December 2017
As the final vote continues, fears loom about the outcome of the runoff election results given early reports of fraud, the summary dismissal of a key functionary in the NEC data… Read more »
Boakai - I'll Accept the Results, If...
FrontPageAfrica, 26 December 2017
Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai, one of the candidates in Liberia's presidential runoff election says he would only accept the result of the election if it means all standards… Read more »
Weah and Boakai 'Confident of Winning'
Deutsche Welle, 26 December 2017
Liberia is holding a presidential run-off pitting former football legend George Weah against Vice President Joseph Boakai. The polls pave the way for the first peaceful transfer of… Read more »
President Sirleaf Issues Executive Order No. 91 - Establishing Joint Presidential Transition Team
Govt of Liberia, 26 December 2017
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has issued Executive Order No. 91 - establishing the Joint Presidential Transition Team. Read more »
Voter Turnout Lower Than First Round
The runoff election has begun in Liberia with a lower turnout compared to the first round held on October 10. Read more »
VP Boakai Rallies Supporters to Vote
FrontPageAfrica, 25 December 2017
Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai and Standard Bearer of the ruling Unity Party (UP) has rallied his fellow partisans, supporters and well wishers to get out on Tuesday, December… Read more »
Liberia Votes 2017 - Who's Best for Liberia - Weah or Boakai?
FrontPageAfrica, 22 December 2017
On December 26, right after Christmas, Liberians would go back to the polls to put the destiny and future of Liberia in the hands of one man - it might be the soccer legend and… Read more »
Six Reasons Why George Weah Will Be Liberia's Next President
Liberians return to the polls once more in a runoff to elect the successor of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf following more than a month of delay over accusations of fraud and… Read more »
Weah Assures Crowd of New Beginning At Campaign Climax
FrontPageAfrica, 24 December 2017
The Coalition for Democratic Change, Liberia's biggest opposition political party, Saturday, December 23, 2017 climaxed its campaign activity, assuring Liberians of a new beginning… Read more »
Supreme Court Upholds December 26 Runoff Date
Observer, 22 December 2017
The stage is set for the runoff election between Sen. Weah and V.P. Boakai Read more »
Sirleaf Declares December 26 National Holiday
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has by Proclamation declared Tuesday, December 26, 2017, Presidential Runoff Elections Day, and it's to be observed as a National Holiday throughout… Read more »
Sentiments Fuel Weah's Ascent
Vanguard, 24 December 2017
Analysts and observers on the ground in Liberia are predicting that former European footballer of the year George Opong Weah might win a landslide victory in the run-off of the… Read more »
U.S. Embassy in Monrovia Warns Citizens of Possible Electoral Violence
The United States Embassy in Monrovia has warned its citizens of possible violence before or after Tuesday's elections. Read more »
Former Defense Minister Daniel Chea Declares Support for VP Boakai
FrontPageAfrica, 23 December 2017
Former Defense Minister in the Charles Taylor government Daniel Chea has pledged hi Read more »
European Union Deploys 20 Observers Across Liberia for Runoff Election
The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM), deployed in Liberia since 1 September, has been accompanying Liberia's election process, including all stages of… Read more »
Joseph Boakai and George Weah.
The national Chair of the ruling Unity Party, Wilmot J.M. Paye, has expressed concern over the credibility of the head of the National Elections Commission, Chair Jerome George ... Read more »
The Unity Party has asked the Supreme Court to halt the second round run-off of presidential elections due to what it says is the "irregular and the premature" way the National ... Read more »
The Liberian Senate has reportedly summoned the head of the Election Commission after expressing concern that the body set a new date for the presidential election run-off without ... Read more »
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