Joseph Boakai is Liberia’s Prez-Elect
Political Veteran and Opposition Leader Joseph Boakai was on Monday declared winner of Liberia’s presidential election, beating incumbent George Weah, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) said after completing the ballot count.
Boakai won with only a 20,567-vote margin.
Weah, however, already conceded defeat on Friday evening, based on the results of more than 99.98 percent of the polling stations.
However, commission head said that on Friday it had received two appeals from Weah’s party concerning the conduct of the election in Nimba County.
The commission has 30 days to investigate and reach a decision, she said.
Joseph Nyumah Boakai (born 30 November 1944) is a Liberian politician who is the president-elect of Liberia. Boakai previously served as the 29th vice president of Liberia from 2006 to 2018, under President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. He previously served as the Minister of Agriculture from 1983 to 1985. Boakai ran for president in 2017, however lost the election to George Weah. He would go on to defeat Weah in a rematch in 2023.
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