Liberians Decide On November 14 For A New President In Runoff Election
Liberians on November 14, 2023 will once again go to the poll to elect a president in a nationwide presidential runoff where two presidential contenders including the incumbent, George Manneh Weah of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) who is seeking for a second term bid, and the Standard Bearer of the main opposition political party, the Unity Party (UP) , Joseph Nyuma Boakai.
In the first round President George Weah, the incumbent of the CDC took the lead by obtaining 43.83% of the vote, while the Standard Bearer of the opposition UP, Joseph Nyuman Boakai got 43.44% of the votes.
Tuesday election will be seriously contested by the two rivals, as their respective supporters expressing optimism for the win, however, political analysts who spoke to the GNN-Liberia in an exclusive interview said the polls between Weah and Boakai will be a very contested poll between the two.
Speaking on a local radio station on Monday, November 13, 2023, the Chairperson of the National Elections Commission (NEC) took up time to call on Liberians to be peaceful during the election, and avoid anything that will disrupt the process,
Dozens of international observers from ECOWAS, EU, AU, and others back with local election NGOs have deployed their observers around the country, and also craved for a peaceful election.