Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Opposition is calling for a halt in announcing Liberia's presidential election results

Opposition is calling for a halt in announcing Liberia's presidential election results

Weah's professional football career was between 1985 and 2003. The victory is believed to have boosted his political image across the West African country ahead of the 2017 presidential poll which held on Tuesday, October 10.

Note that in 2005, Weah has already ran for President of Liberia, but in the second round he lost to Johnson-Sirleaf, who became the first ever African female President.

Weah is now leading his opponent in the results already announced.

Sirleaf has been the President of Liberia since 2006 following 14 years of a deadly civil war during the reign of the now incarcerated former President Charles Taylor, who was ousted by rebels in 2003.

The election marks the end of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's tenure. He played for Monaco, PSG, Olympic (Marseille), Chelsea, Manchester City and Milan.

The Liberty Party alleged the presidential election was fraught with fraud and irregularities and called on the National Elections Commission (NEC) to suspend its planned announcement of provisional results until it formally presents its findings to the electoral body. "If NEC does not cooperate with our request, we will take the appropriate legal action".

Vote-counting continued across Liberia yesterday following presidential elections that are likely to go to a run-off, with 20 candidates contesting, local media and observers say. It is yet to be seen what significant effect such incidents had on the general conduct of the election.

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