Weah extends lead in presidential contest outcome
By John Eche
Close-to-final results released Saturday by the National Election Commission of Liberia as regards Monday’s polling indicate that a hung parliament may be in the offing in the country going forward.
This is because no party has secured a virtual dominance of that critical lever of government, and notably for the House of Representatives contest where 73 seats are up for grabs.
In the provisional tally of results for the two seats in Montserado released to far, Weah’s CDC is inching towards picking one while Vice President Boakai’s Unity Party is in pole position to clinch the second one.
In Nimba, the MDR, PUP and CDC are leading here with the PUP likely to take four of the seats, leaving the MDR and CDC with two a-piece and the VCP with one.
In River Gee County, it is a straight fight between the ALP, MOVEE and the UP; while in RiverCess, the contest is between the LP and the UP.
At Sinoe, the UP is in strong contention to pick up the baton here.
Meanwhile, with 74 percent of the votes now counted as regards the very critical presidential contest, ex-footballer George Oppong Weah has presently extended his tally to 39.2 percent, some 11+1 percent short of the winning mark. On his part, Vice President Joseph Boakai has 29.6 percent of votes counted this far.
Elections into the Senate would reportedly take place in 2019.
And Liberia waits.