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Liberia’s NEC Set to Release Provisional Results

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The Electoral Body in Liberia, known as the National Elections Commission (NEC), will on Wednesday begin the publication of preliminary results for the eagerly awaited presidential, senatorial, and parliamentary elections conducted on Tuesday.

These elections will decide the fate of the nation and its leadership.

The presidential election holds the spotlight, with incumbent President George Weah seeking a second term in office following a six-year tenure.

To secure an immediate victory without the need for a runoff, the winning candidate must amass over 50% of the votes cast.

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Approximately 2.4 million eligible voters participated in this national exercise, making their voices heard in the West African country’s democratic process.

The NEC has reported that, on the whole, the voting process proceeded smoothly across the nation. However, there were exceptions in certain regions, specifically in Sinoe and Rivercess counties. These areas may necessitate an extension of the voting period due to delays in the distribution of ballots.

Notably, some of the ballots were transported by canoes, with unfortunate incidents of capsizing, as mentioned by NEC Chair Davidetta Browne-Lansanah.

Polls officially opened at 08:00 (0800 GMT) and closed at 18:00.

Observers from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) praised the significant early turnout, with many voters patiently awaiting the opening of the polls. Fortunately, no major incidents have been reported, and the voting process unfolded in a peaceful and orderly manner at the various voting centers visited, according to ECOWAS.

The nation now awaits the unfolding of provisional results.

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