Liberian presidential election 2017 Voting live Updates Results

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Liberian presidential election 2017 Voting live Updates Results

Liberian presidential election Dates 2017

Liberian presidential election Date: 10 October 2017

Liberia General and presidential elections are being held today i.e on 10 October 2017.

House of Representatives. The elections are overseen by the National Elections Commission(NEC).


Liberian presidential election Voting Live 2017

Voting is over and results are awaited.

According to Election Commission Liberia the results will be declared by 25th October 2017

Read: Detailed Liberian Presidential Election Results 2017

  1. Voting Underway to elect a new president and legislators trasfer of power in more than 70 years.
  2. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the continent's first female president, is leaving power after serving 12 years in office.
  3. Polls opened at 8:00am (0800 GMT) and will close at 06:00pm (1800 GMT).
  4. 20 candidates, 2.2 million voters registered to vote in a country of 4.6 million people.

    For a candidate to be a winner, he must have at least 50 percent of the votes cast, plus one.

  5. If no one gets absolute majority then Run off election i.e second round of voting might take place.

  6. Liberians will also elect 73 members of the upper house, or House of Representatives

  7. Results are expected within 48 hours, but the electoral body has until October 25 to issue its final confirmation of the results and to announce a runoff if necessary for the presidency.

  8. Liberia’s National Elections Commission said 20 candidates will contest to succeed President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf in polls that are scheduled for October.
  9. Vice-President Joseph Boakai will run on the ticket of the ruling Unity Party in a vote that will also be contested by former soccer World Player of the Year George Weah, the candidate for the main opposition Coalition for Democratic Change, NEC Chairman Jerome Korkoya told reporters on Sunday in the capital, Monrovia.
  10. The elections body also certified 986 candidates standing for the West African nation of 4.6 million’s House of Representatives, which has 73 seats.

     

     


Electoral system of Liberian

The President is elected using the two-round system, whilst the 73 members of the House of Representatives are elected by first-past-the-post voting in single-member constituencies.


Candidates for presidential election

  • Joseph Boakai, vice-president since January 2006.
  • Charles Brumskine, leader of the Liberty Party and former President Pro Temp of the Senate
  • MacDella Cooper, philanthropist
  • Alexander B. Cummings, former Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Coca-Cola
  • Prince Johnson, former rebel leader
  • Joseph Mills Jones, leader of the Movement for Economic Empowerment and former Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia
  • Richard Miller, businessman
  • Benoni Urey, businessman
  • , George Weahformer footballer who was defeated by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the2005 election, has announced he will run for office again.
  • MacDonald A. Wento, United People's Party
  • Jeremiah Whapoe, businessman

Liberian Parties and leaders

  • Alliance for Peace and Democracy.
  • Congress for Democratic Change.
  • Liberia Transformation.
  • Liberty.
  • Movement for Progressive Change.
  • National Democratic.
  • National Union for Democratic Progress.
  • National Patriotic.

 

Liberian past election results

 

38.6%

71.6%

Turnout

Totals

1,288,716

100

669,825

100

 

Invalid or blank votes

82,074

6.4

24,587

3.5

 

Jonathan A. Mason

Union of Liberian Democrats

2,645

0.2

 

James Chelley

Original Congress Party of Liberia

4,008

0.3

 

Chea Cheapoo

Progressive People's Party

4,085

0.3

 

Hananiah Zoe

Liberia Empowerment Party

4,463

0.4

 

James Guseh

Citizens Unification Party

5,025

0.4

 

Marcus Roland Jones

Victory for Change Party

5,305

0.4

 

Simeon Freeman

Movement for Progressive Change

5,559

0.5

 

Manjerngie Ndebe

Liberia Reconstruction Party

5,746

0.5

 

Dew Mayson

National Democratic Coalition

5,819

0.5

 

Togba-Nah Tipoteh

Freedom Alliance Party of Liberia

7,659

0.6

 

Gladys Beyan

Grassroot Democratic Party of Liberia

12,740

1.1

 

Kennedy Sandy

Liberia Transformation Party

13,612

1.1

 

Charles Brumskine

Liberty Party

65,800

5.5

 

Prince Yormie Johnson

National Union for Democratic Progress

139,786

11.6

 

 

Winston Tubman

Congress for Democratic Change

394,370

32.7

62,207

9.3

 

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Unity Party

530,020

43.9

607,618

90.7

 

Votes

%

Votes

%

 

Candidate

Party

1st round

2nd round

 

   

 

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