Political veteran Joseph Boakai was on Monday declared winner of Liberia’s presidential election, beating incumbent George Weah, the Nationwide Electoral Fee (NEC) mentioned after finishing the poll rely.
Boakai received with 50.64 % of the vote, towards 49.36 % of the vote for former worldwide soccer star Weah, Davidetta Browne Lansanah, president of the fee, advised reporters.
Boakai received with solely a 20,567-vote margin.
Weah, nevertheless, already conceded defeat on Friday night, primarily based on the outcomes of greater than 99.98 % of the polling stations.
Nonetheless, fee head mentioned that on Friday it had acquired two appeals from Weah’s social gathering regarding the conduct of the election in Nimba County.
The fee has 30 days to analyze and attain a choice, she mentioned.
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