LIBERIA

Liberian election is too close to call

This is the first most important election in Liberia’s most recent history and the first vote entirely overseen by Liberia’s police and army without the support of UN peacekeepers. Independent election observers have been deployed across the country to ensure things go smoothly. Analysts say this vote between former international footballer George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai is too close to call. In the first round of voting in October, Weah got 38 percent while Boakai got 29 percent, triggering a run-off as neither made it past the 50 percent needed to win outright. The run-off vote has been delayed by seven weeks after Boakai’s Unity Party accused the National Election Commission of fraud. The party’s complaint with the Supreme Court was rejected last week.