Joseph Boakai close to victory in Liberia
18 November 2023 | 6:49 am
Thomas Kaydor, a political sciences lecturer at the University of Liberia, agreed. “Even if you add up all the votes from the 25 remaining polling stations, George Weah cannot win,” he said. According to Friday's figure, Boakai was 28,000 votes ahead of Weah. Just over 1.6 million ballots have been counted.
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